As grad season is an emotional and exciting time for many locals, the same goes for our neighboring schools.

Wheatland County's newest school, Wheatland Crossing, is about to celebrate their second graduating class, but the first that spent the entire school year there. 

"We are in a new building here, so its the first year we will have everything under the friendly confines here of our school," enthused Principal Doug Raycroft. "We like to show it off to the parents and and all the community members that will be coming. It is a big day for our school."

The new school services the surrounding rural communities which each have had smaller grad classes in the past.

"We have a grad class of 23 this year. Next year, it is a similar size and after that, grades are in the thirties. We have pretty good numbers coming through junior high and the next few years, so our numbers will go up." said Raycroft.

This year's grad dinner will boast up to 400 guests supporting this year's grad class, in addition to the convocation ceremony.

"We have lots of room, so it is nice that we can accomidate a lot of people."

Wheatland Crossing's graduation ceremony is on June 1 at the school which is located just south of Standard at the corner of Higways 840 and 561.

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