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2019 graduating class earns more than $64 million

By Staff | Jun 18, 2019

The 2019 graduating class of the Lee County School District earned more than $64 million in scholarships, $10 million more than the class of 2018.

“We are proud of this class. They worked hard and it shows,” district spokesperson Rob Spicker said.

Approximately 5,300 seniors participated in the May graduation ceremonies, a number that may increase as seniors make up courses over the summer to receive their diplomas, he said.

“Students can still go through some summer school, if they are missing a credit, or two,” Spicker said.

The state does not release the official graduation numbers until December.

There were approximately 5,000 students in the 2018 graduating class which earned a collective $54 million in scholarships.

The Class of 2019 reported that 1,986 will attend a four-year college, or university; 1,580 will attend a two-year community/state college; 639 will attend a technical college/school; 326 will enter the workforce directly; 264 will enter the U.S. Armed Forces; 372 were uncertain of future plans at this time and 241 answered “other.”