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$103 million in scholarships. 309 colleges. Impressive stats for Fayette's 2018 grads.

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Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Frederick Douglass High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.
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Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Frederick Douglass High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Graduates from Fayette County Public Schools’ Class of 2018 will be attending 309 colleges and universities this fall, including 10 rated by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s best colleges and all eight Ivy League schools, school district officials said Monday in a bulletin.

Fayette County Public Schools graduates will attend colleges in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and five foreign countries, Chief of High Schools Randy Peffer said during the monthly school board Monday.

Fayette’s Class of 2018 earned more than $103.7 million in scholarship offers, up from 2017.

Peffer said that the district’s Opportunity Middle College graduated 73 seniors who collectively earned more than 1,500 college credit hours while in high school, and 72 percent of the district’s International Baccalaureate Medallion Graduates were offered full-tuition or full-rides.

On May 31 and June 1, more than 2,640 students from six main high schools received diplomas.

Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk said that many students have internships with leading manufacturers and trades and they are going to “earn while they learn.” “That’s just as valuable as our students who are going on to institutions of higher learning,” Caulk said.



Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Henry Clay High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Bryan Station High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on May 31, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Tates Creek High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on June 1, 2018.

Lexington graduates get their diplomas in photos from Lafayette High School's graduation ceremony in Rupp Arena on May 31, 2018. The six Fayette County, Kentucky, school district graduations conclude Friday night.



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