Seniors at DeKalb County’s Druid Hills High School graduated Friday in a ceremony at the Atlanta Civic Center. Mark Elgart, the CEO of DeKalb’s accrediting agency, delivered the commencement address.
The sound of pomp and circumstance is especially sweet this year for seniors at DeKalb County high schools. The district was placed on accredited probation in December, which precedes a loss of accreditation. That could affect scholarships and college acceptances. But during his address, Elgart encouraged the class of 2013.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration bill this week. Some Georgia organizations support the measure, which provides a route to citizenship for those living in the U.S. illegally. About a dozen local opponents of the bill delivered a petition to the Atlanta offices of both Georgia U.S. senators Thursday.