Saturday was graduation day for schools throughout the area. All four high schools in the Lincoln County Schools system held their graduation programs on Saturday morning as did all the high schools in Gaston County. In Lincoln County, East and West got things rolling at 8 AM. Fearing a possible repeat of Friday's wet weather, East elected to move their graduation indoors. But at West Lincoln, the event went on as scheduled in the football stadium. North Lincoln's graduation began at 9 and Lincolnton High School finished up the day.
Braden Willis was the Valedictorian at Lincolnton, Jennifer Frix at East, John Dock Tallent at West, and Karishma Patel at North.
Lincoln Charter School had held its graduation a week and a day earlier.