Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs to Attend Most KCS High School Graduations

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs to Attend Most KCS High School Graduations

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will attend most Knox County Schools’ graduation ceremonies over the next two weeks, keeping a promise he made to each public high school senior class.

Throughout the school year, Mayor Jacobs visits graduating classes to share a message of encouragement about the importance of earning a high school diploma—whether a student has plans to enroll in a 2- or 4-year university or community college or start the journey for trade certifications.

Mayor Jacobs also joined Randy Boyd and Tennessee Achieves earlier this year to announce the goal of increasing the rate of college attendance in Knox County to 70 percent by 2024. It was a message to families that he wants to work with them in showing their student the importance of post-secondary education and of finding their own pathway to personal success.

“Graduation is a big accomplishment,” said Mayor Jacobs. “I’m happy to join in celebrating Knox County graduates and their success in establishing a strong foundation for their futures.”

Mayor Jacobs will join Superintendent Jon Rysewyk, key central office staff, and school administrators on stage following the schedule below:

  • Thursday, May 18: Ridgedale (1 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 19: Central High (6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 20: L&N STEM (9 a.m.) and Kelley Academy (11 a.m.)—both at Central
  • Sunday, May 21: Farragut High (6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 23: Powell High (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 24: Fulton High (6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 25: West High (6 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 26: Karns High (9 a.m.) and Hardin Valley Academy (6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 31: Austin-East High (9 a.m.) and Bearden High (6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 1: Halls High (9 a.m.) and Gibbs High (6 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 2: Carter High (9 a.m.) and South-Doyle High (6 p.m.)

As the Mayor is unable to attend the Career Magnet and KCS Virtual School graduations on Saturday, May 20, a representative will attend in his place.