Is there a cure for senioritis?

Doctors agree — GRADUATION
May. 21, 2013 @ 05:58 PM

Area high schools have been invaded with a disabling disease — senioritis. But wait, there is a cure — graduation. Thomasville City Schools will hold graduation June 8 and Davidson County Schools June 15.

Quite a few explanations of the phenonma are on the Internet, but pins the tail on the donkey. The symptoms include laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Symptoms could include a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude.

Even though graduation is two weeks away, seniors are engaged in a number of activities that will keep them motivated until that special day. 

Thomasville High School will hold an awards assembly at 9 a.m. Thursday at Finch Auditorium. Seniors will be recognized for scholarships and community awards.

The Daniel A. Cockman Annual Academic Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. the same day at Memorial United Methodist Church Enrichment Center. Honorees will be those who have made the honor roll, perfect attendance for the school year, junior top 10 honors, National Honor Society, North Carolina Academic Scholars, National Vocational and Technical Honor Society, Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, Governor's School, Summer Venture participants and members of FBLA. Graduates and their parents will be recognized. The cost for parents and guests is $11.

Graduation will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Cushwa Stadium.

"It's a great group of kids excited about the opportunities before them," said Karen Harris, THS senior counselor. "Even though they've been faced with challenges over the last four years, they've developed very serious bonds and friendships that will last forever. Ours is a community school and due to our economy, some of our students have had to relocate and re-adjust. I think our whole community has pulled together."

Ledford High School will celebrate the accomplishments of its seniors over the next two weeks, with its own senior awards night set for 6 p.m.Thursday in the gymnasium. A separate senior awards assembly is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday.

Graduation will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem.

At East Davidson, the Academy of Finance held its banquet May 21. The athletic banquet will be held Thursday, May 30, in the gym.

Senior Awards Day will be held Friday, May 31. Seniors should be in graduation attire and seated by 7:45 a.m. The awards program begins at 9 a.m.

Graduation will be held at the East Davidson football stadium at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15.

For more information on Thomasville High School graduation, contact Nancy Staton or Denise Griffin at 474-4260. Jodi Rhodes can be reached at for details regarding Ledford graduation. East Davidson can be reached at 476-4814.

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Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 888-3575, or