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Glad to be grads; Some Rockdale students graduate Thursday at stadiums

Heritage High School senior Riane Nolan declares her graduate status on the rear windshield of her car as she puts on her gown prior to commencement ceremonies at Charles Evans Stadium Thursday evening. Nolan is planning to continue her education at West Georgia Tech. Rockdale County Public Schools kicked off graduation ceremonies Thursday night with commencement exercises at both Heritage and Rockdale County High School. Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith  .

Heritage High School senior Riane Nolan declares her graduate status on the rear windshield of her car as she puts on her gown prior to commencement ceremonies at Charles Evans Stadium Thursday evening. Nolan is planning to continue her education at West Georgia Tech. Rockdale County Public Schools kicked off graduation ceremonies Thursday night with commencement exercises at both Heritage and Rockdale County High School. Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith .

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Briana Cowles, foreground, talks to Katie Mitchell as she adjusts her cap while the girls wait their turn to get signed in for graduation Thursday. Both young ladies plan to attend the University of Georgia following graduation. Rockdale County High School held its 2013 commencement ceremony at Reid Stadium. Salem High School graduates will participate in graduation at 8 a.m. today at Seminole Stadium. See Sunday's edition of the Citizen for more graduation coverage. Staff Photo: Julie Wells