2017 Graduation coverage

Stories from the 2017 graduations around Carroll County. Find complete coverage including photo galleries and more here.

Twin sisters graduate from Francis Scott Key together before heading off in different directions

Jess Hanwell is one of the 236 seniors who graduated from Francis Scott Key High School on Saturday evening — and so is her sister, Liz Hanwell.

For graduates, Silver Oak Academy was a second chance for success

The 2017 June graduates from the school in Middleburg will be heading off in multiple directions.

Winters Mill grad described as a natural teacher

Winters Mill High School senior David Ridgely took advantage of the school's resources to lay the foundation for his future teaching career.

Zion Collins, Manchester Valley grad, on the move toward military life

Zion Collins, who spent his time in Carroll running track, plans to join the service post-grad.

From North Carroll to Manchester Valley to West Point, Bredenburg looks forward to serving nation

Lauren Bredenburg will head to West Point this summer after playing three sports this year.

Gerstell graduates reflect on time at school, look to future

Gerstell Academy graduated 22 seniors on Friday.

Liberty grad combines passions for science and art

Jaclyn Jew, a graduating Liberty High School senior, has known that she's wanted to do cancer research since she was 7 years old and her mother was diagnosed with the disease.

South Carroll grad led by example

Teachers say South Carroll High School senior Alex Benlolo is know for his optimistic outlook in and after school.

Westminster grad heads to new school, with new lease on life

By any standard, Westminster High School graduate Josh Saltz is an impressive young man. He's a quality athlete who excels in math and engineering and who takes the time to help other students with their homework — yet never brags about it.

Delaney Debinski, Century grad, looks ahead to life of giving back through theater

Delaney Debinski, of Sykesville, is one of 253 people in Century's 2017 graduating class.

Carroll Christian grads prepare for the future

As the students of Carroll Christian Schools got ready to move on to the next stage of their lives, they prepared some thoughts and words of wisdom for those who would follow in their footsteps.

Gateway senior's motivation leads to finishing school early

Cierra Geiger finished school a semester early due to her hard work and motivation, said teacher Heather Semies.

Students highlight those who helped them at Carroll Community graduation

As Carroll Community College's students crossed the stage during commencement Monday afternoon, they carried with them their hopes and plans for the future, as

McDaniel graduates share hugs, hope at 147th commencement

Hundreds packed onto McDaniel College's campus Saturday for the 147th commencement ceremony.