SEBRING - It's a bitter-sweet time for Highlands County high school seniors as graduation season gets ready to roll around.
Avon Park High School will kick-start this year's high school commencement ceremonies at its event that starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the South Florida State College's Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Around 191 Avon Park High seniors will walk the stage.
A larger-than-usual graduating class from Sebring High School will be accepting diplomas at its graduation ceremony set for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Highlands Today Center, 781 Magnolia Ave., Sebring.
About 326 seniors will be graduating this year and school officials expect it will be packed. Senior class president Aericka Davis will be the keynote speaker. Senior Matthew Altman will also speak.
Rounding off the festivities is Lake Placid High School, which has set its graduation for 1 p.m. Saturday at the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Approximately, 148 graduates will walk the stage.