Hundreds of graduates from Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools participated in practices earlier this week for graduation ceremonies this weekend. After several years of holding commencement exercises in school gyms and Church in the Now in Conyers, the Newton County School System is holding ceremonies at Homer Sharp Stadium this year. Pictured are Newton High School seniors Anais Macias, left, Jasmine Johnson and Kayla Eason looking at their 2012 yearbook while the JROTC color guard comes down the aisle. Newton High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Saturday at the stadium, Eastside's is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Alcovy's is 9 a.m. Saturday. See complete coverage of the graduations from Newton and Rockdale county schools in Sunday's Citizen. Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Hundreds of graduates from Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools participated in practices earlier this week for graduation ceremonies this weekend. After several years of holding commencement exercises in school gyms and Church in the Now in Conyers, the Newton County School System is holding ceremonies at Homer Sharp Stadium this year. Pictured are Newton High School seniors Anais Macias, left, Jasmine Johnson and Kayla Eason looking at their 2012 yearbook while the JROTC color guard comes down the aisle. Newton High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. Saturday at the stadium, Eastside's is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Alcovy's is 9 a.m. Saturday. See complete coverage of the graduations from Newton and Rockdale county schools in Sunday's Citizen. Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith