Hamilton County Announces Graduation Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hamilton County Graduation schedules are as follows:

TIVOLI

Friday, May 17 
5:30 p.m. Lookout Valley High School 
7:30 p.m. Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences                            

Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m. Sequoyah High School                     
11:30 a.m. Sale Creek High School                                 
2:00 p.m. Hamilton County High School                                                    
4:30 p.m. Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts                                                            

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 

Friday, May 17
5:00 p.m. Red Bank High School
7:30 p.m. Signal Mountain High School                                      

Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m. Brainerd High School                                    
11:30 a.m. Hixson High School                                                                     
2:00 p.m.  East Ridge High School                                                
4:30 p.m. Tyner Academy                                                              

MCKENZIE ARENA 

Friday, May 17
6:30 p.m. East Hamilton School                                                    

Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m. Howard School                   
11:30 a.m. Ooltewah High School                                                 
2:00 p.m. Central High School                                                          
4:30 p.m. Soddy Daisy High School                                                                                                               



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