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Weddington High School recognized for graduation rate

Union County Public Schools representatives accept an award during a recent ceremony in Raleigh that recognized the top graduation rates in North Carolina. Pictured are, from left, UCPS Associate Superintendent Dr. Mike Webb, State Superintendent June Atkinson, Weddington High School Principal Brad Breedlove and former NC Governor Jim Hunt.

Weddington High School has been recognized for having the highest graduation rate of North Carolina public high schools in the 9th-Grade Cohort of 300‐399 students.
   
This is based on the percentage of students who graduated from high school in four years or less, and refers to students who were identified as being in the graduating class of 2009.
   
The overall statewide graduation rate is 71.7 percent, while Weddington High School’s graduation rate for the 2008‐2009 school year was 91.2.
   
“I am very happy and excited for the Weddington High School students, parents, staff, and community,” said Weddington High School Principal Brad Breedlove. “This award is testament to the hard work and dedication by all stakeholders in the success of our students and school.”
   
Seventeen schools and 12 school districts in North Carolina were recognized at a ceremony in Raleigh Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, for having the highest rates of high school graduation in North Carolina.
   
This is the second year the State Superintendent June Atkinson has held the special recognition ceremony to highlight the importance of high school graduation and the graduation success stories in North Carolina. 
   
This is also the second year that Weddington High School has been recognized. Weddington High School is the only Union County Public High School that has received this recognition.
 

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Oct 16, 2009 by Deb Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator

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