As a sign that commencement is approaching, graduating students at University of Saint Mary will be receiving academic hoods next week.

As a sign that commencement is approaching, graduating students at University of Saint Mary will be receiving academic hoods next week.

The hoods will be presented during a spring convocation and hooding ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Annunciation Chapel on the USM campus, 4100 S. Fourth St.

USM's commencement ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. May 12 at McGilley Field House at USM.

Graduation ceremonies for local high school seniors also are coming up in May.

The commencement ceremony for Basehor-Linwood High School will be at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the high school, 2108 N. 155th St. in Basehor.

The graduation ceremony for Leavenworth High School is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. May 19 at Pioneer Stadium at the high school, 2012 10th Ave.

Lansing High School's graduation ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. May 19 at the high school, 1412 147th St.

The graduation ceremony for Pleasant Ridge High School will be 2 p.m. May 20 at the high school, 32500 Easton Road.

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