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Emma Apedo waits for the ceremony to start during the 2018 Cherokee High School graduation.

Cherokee County School District's high school graduates will soon walk across the stage with their classmates in celebration of their achievements.

More than 3,000 students are estimated to graduate Thursday through Saturday. All six of the district's high school graduation ceremonies will be held at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 Ga. Highway 92 in Woodstock. For families who can't attend, the ceremonies will be streamed at

Heavy traffic is expected on Highway 92, Trickum Road and Neese Road starting at least an hour before the start of each ceremony. Uniformed officers will be there to help move traffic, but motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes when possible.

The days and times for CCSD's graduation ceremonies are as follows:

Thursday, May 30

• Sequoyah High School: 4 p.m.

• Cherokee High School: 8 p.m.

Friday, May 31

• Etowah High School: 4 p.m.

• Creekview High School: 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

• Woodstock High School: 9 a.m.

• River Ridge High School: 1 p.m.

Shannon is a reporter covering education, city governments, crime, features, religion and other local news. She is a graduate of Young Harris College and currently lives in unincorporated Woodstock.

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