EASTERN WAKE COUNTY — Over 600 students from eastern Wake County will graduate on June 10 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.
East Wake High School expects 351 seniors to graduate at 9 a.m. and Knightdale High School’s expected 330 students will graduate at 6 p.m.
East Wake Academy held its high school graduation June 5 in Meymandi Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
In 25 ceremonies – most of them this week – Wake County Public Schools will award diplomas to 9,472 students, about 300 more than last year.
The school system advises families and guests to plan for enough time to arrive at the ceremonies. Graduates will have to arrive at the venue an hour before their ceremony and doors will open for guests approximately 45 minutes before the ceremony begins.
All guests must have tickets to enter.
Noisemakers, balloons, glass containers and wrapped packages will not be allowed in the building.
Parking is limited in the area around the graduation venues. Parking spaces located along McDowell Street adjacent to the Convention Center will be reserved for passenger drop-off for the duration of the graduation schedule, which will wrap up June 11.
Golf carts will be available at the drop-off area and nearby parking garages to transport those people having difficulty walking long distances to the doors.