This week, hundreds of graduates will take to the stage at a slew of ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments and pick up that hard-earned diploma. 

Kicking off the week of numerous ceremonies was the graduation of Independence High School, North Star Independent Study, Amador Adult Education and Amador County Community School, held on June 5, 2019 at Independence High School.

Diplomas were presented by Kelly Hunkins and Butch Wagner to more than 40 graduating students. 

Graduating from Amador Adult Education were Sherene Coker, Randi Giffin, Rana Gudalewicz, Victor Rangel, Vee Reeves and Morgan Williams.

Graduating from North Star were Genessi Beachelle, Thomas Brettle, Kyleah Buckingham, Dustin Burnett, Shane Campbell, Avery Hansen, Angel Henry, Sarai Kay, Ceresemy Lopez, Blaine Lyman, Daniel Maysee, Scott Moore, Kenya Pharris, Alania Franchesa Selli and Lucas Smith.

Graduating from Amador Community School was Travis Boggan.

Graduating from Independence High School was Taylor Beaudoin-Goss, Heather Bustos, Leanne Christenson, Jayden Conkling, Anthony Corsaro, Turner Crain, Jocelyn Dillon, Jonathon Gale, Allison Heath, Kalea Henderson, Jordan Ianni, Bryant Ismerio, Jessie Jackson, Gary McGhee, Michael O’Meara, McKenzie Rainwater, Nathan Sebastian, James Smith, Sara Tul and Grant Wilson.

A big congratulations to all of the graduates!

The schedule for other graduation ceremonies around the community is as follows:

Mountain Oaks School - Friday, June 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Oaks Gymnasium, 150 Old Oak Road in San Andreas.

Argonaut High School - Friday, June 7, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the Football Stadium, 501 Argonaut Lane in Jackson.

Amador High School - Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Football Stadium, 330 Spanish Street in Sutter Creek.

Amador High will also be broadcasting their graduation live or on demand. Please visit NFHS - The High School Sports Network at: