Aspen High commencement is Saturday |

Aspen High commencement is Saturday

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A record 138 seniors will receive their diplomas during Aspen High School’s commencement exercises Saturday at the Music Tent.

The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. and will feature addresses from co-valedictorians Kevin Nehall and Max Zimet, and salutatorian Kyle Feuer. More than $300,000 worth of local scholarships will be awarded to more than 100 of the graduates, according to counselor Dr. Kathy Klug.

Members of this year’s graduating class have been accepted to 172 different colleges and universities, according to Klug, as some graduates have been accepted at more than one institution of higher learning.

“Every person in the class has a post-secondary plan,” Klug said. It is not atypical for everyone in an Aspen graduating class to further their education, she added.

Of this year’s graduates, most will head to college, though some have asked for a deferral and will delay the start of their college studies. A handful of students plan to study abroad, one potentially at a technical school. None of the graduates has plans to join the military, Klug said.