Graduation ceremonies for the Waynesville High School Class of 2021 will be taking place this evening at 7:30 at Tiger Stadium. 348 seniors are scheduled to receive their diplomas during commencement. Seniors Naudia Evans and Pedro Rodriguez will serve as the class speakers at this evening’s graduation event. When the Class of 2021 entered their freshman year of high school, Waynesville High School announced its move to the cum laude system, a system that honors three levels of academic performance. With the new system, 16 graduates will be honored for achieving Cum Laude status by earning a grade point average of 3.8 to 3.99. 10 graduates will be honored for achieving Magna Cum Laude honors by earning a GPA of 4.0-4.099, and 5 graduates will get recognition for achieving Summa Cum Laude honors by earning a GPA of 4.1 and above. This replaces the previously customary system of naming valedictorians and salutatorians. In the event of inclement weather this evening, the following alternative arrangements will be made. The 1st alternative option will be to have graduation the following evening, Saturday, May 22nd, at 7:30 p-m at Tiger Stadium. The second option would be to hold graduation on Sunday, May 23rd, at 2 p-m, at Tiger Stadium. The final option would be to hold the ceremony inside the Waynesville High School Gym Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Should the ceremony be forced inside, then only those with an ORANGE ticket will be admitted to the graduation ceremony inside the WHS gym.