Ryan graduation

Graduating student Earnest Brown IV looks at his diploma with amazement during Ryan High School’s commencement ceremony last year at the UNT Coliseum.

It’s that time of the year again for the turning of the tassels and the cheesy graduation songs.

Although the area universities held their ceremonies earlier this month, high schools have to wait a few more weeks to wrap up final exams before they can get their first taste of summer. For hundreds of seniors, that also means their first taste of adulthood.

But before they go off to college or the military or the workforce, students will partake in one of society’s greatest traditions: walking across a stage plastered with ferns in a goofy square hat and shaking the hands of people you’ve seen (maybe) four times in your life.

Really, though, graduations are an important milestone in life, so here’s when all the area schools are hosting their own ceremonies. You can either show up with air horns (please don’t do that) or watch the photos show up on your Facebook feed.

Argyle ISD

Ceremony starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the University of North Texas Coliseum.

Aubrey ISD

Ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the UNT Coliseum.

Denton ISD

Fred Moore High School — Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the University of North Texas Gateway Center.

Ryan High School — Ceremony start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the UNT Coliseum.

Braswell High School — Ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the UNT Coliseum.

Guyer High School — Ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the UNT Coliseum.

Denton High School — Ceremony starts at 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the UNT Coliseum.

Krum ISD

Ceremony starts at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Denton Bible Church.

Lake Dallas ISD

Ceremony starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the UNT Coliseum.

Liberty Christian School

Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Northwood Church.

Pilot Point ISD

Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Denton Bible Church.

Ponder ISD

Ceremony starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the UNT Coliseum.

Sanger ISD

Ceremony starts at 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the UNT Coliseum.

CAITLYN JONES can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @CjonesDRC.

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