This past week commencement exercises were held by both Red River High School and Riverdale Academy. On Tuesday 67 students graduated from Red River. Riverdale awarded diplomas to 13 students on Thursday.
Red River’s Valedictorian was Ziaya Drakes, the student with the highest grade point average. Salutatorian was Jon Russell. Seventeen graduates were awarded TOPS scholarships.
Numerous other scholarships were presented including fourteen grads that were given Black History Scholarships of $500 each. Nine grads received Cox Development Foundation scholarships of $300 each.