Area high school graduations and related ceremonies will begin tomorrow and continue through May 24.

High school students will be graduating in the coming weeks, with many schools holding drug and alcohol free parties after.

Cedarville will have its baccalaureate ceremony May 5 at the First Baptist Church of Cedarville. On May 10, Class Day will include breakfast with the high school principal and an awards ceremony.

Graduation for Cedarville will be Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Cedarville High School gymnasium with 77 students expected to receive diplomas. Project Graduation will follow the ceremony, and will include an overnight trip to Lokomotion Family Fun Park in Fayetteville and breakfast.

Alma’s baccalaureate will be May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Alma Performing Arts Center.

Alma High School will have about 225 students graduate this year, with the ceremony held Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Dyer Arena. Project Graduation will be at the Alma Area Boys and Girls Club.

Van Buren, Mulberry and Mountainburg high schools will all hold their baccalaureate ceremonies May 19. Van Buren’s will be at the Fine Arts Center at 3 p.m. and Mountainburg’s in the high school gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the Mulberry baccalaureate, contact Mulberry High School.

Mulberry High School will have its graduation Thursday, May 23, at the C.B. "Cotton" Havener Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. About 30 students are expected to graduate. Project Graduation will be after commencement.

Van Buren and Mountainburg high schools will have their graduations Friday, May 24. About 377 students are expected to graduate from Van Buren High School. Graduation will be held at Blakemore Field at 8 p.m.

Project Graduation will directly follow and will be held at the high school, with games, food and prizes for kids who participate.

Mountainburg is expected to have 53 students graduating, and the ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. on Dragon Field, weather permitting. There is no Project Graduation planned.