This week, nearly 10,000 seniors from 21 Gwinnett County public high schools will walk across stages to receive their diplomas. This 2012 graduating class is the largest ever, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools Supt./CEO J. Alvin Wilbanks.
The 9,843 students on track to graduate include 529 from Duluth High School. This number includes 106 Duluth HS honor graduates who achieved a grade percent average of 90 or above. Duluth High School’s graduation is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
Leading the class will be Valedictorian Ayshali Gauba, daughter of Sandeep and Sapna Gauba, and Salutatorian Jason Gong, son of Hongguan Gong and Juan Li.
Ayshali plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology and major in industrial systems and engineering. Jason intends to major in business administration at the University of Georgia.
Eighty-six percent of 2012 GCPS graduates plan to continue their education by attending college or post-secondary schools, according to the school system. They have been offered more than $101 million in academic, athletic and military scholarships. More than $67.8 million of this amount represents academic scholarships. These figures do not include HOPE scholarship recipients and Gates Millennium Scholars.
Gwinnett County Online Campus, which opened as a charter school last August, graduates its first class of 12, who earned high school diplomas. A graduation schedule for all GCPS high schools is attached to this article.
Congratulations to the graduates and their parents!