Independent Study High School commencement is June 4

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UNL's Independent Study High School will hold a commencement ceremony and reception honoring the 113 graduates of the class of 2010 at 2 p.m., June 4 in the Nebraska Union. The ceremony will be broadcast live online at

"We are excited to offer a live webcast of graduation this year," said Barry Stark, ISHS Principal. "This will be a great way for graduates and others who cannot attend in person to participate in the commencement ceremony."

Eight graduates will attend the on-campus ceremony, bringing more than 100 family and friends.

ISHS is an online independent study high school that awards more than 100 diplomas annually to a diverse group of students from across the country and around the world. The graduating class of 2010 includes residents of 25 U.S. states and 16 foreign countries.

Patrice Berger, director of the University Honors Program at UNL, will speak and graduates are invited to share a few words with those in attendance as well.

Attending graduates are: Al-Qaid J. Akbar, Isabela City, Basilan, Philippines; Ceclia Blair, Wallace, N.C.; Dalsey Lambley, Gordon, Neb.; Morgan Mardock, Omaha; McKayla Olsen, Omaha; Ruth Ann Peyrot, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Abriel Schlange, Auburn, Neb.; and Calah C.R. Williams, North Miami, Fla.

Established by the University of Nebraska in 1929, ISHS offers 100 college-prep distance education high school courses in more than 15 subjects. Students may supplement their curriculum with individual courses or earn their entire high school diploma. Accredited by NCA, CASI and the Nebraska Department of Education, ISHS works with more than 2,500 students each year across 50 U.S. states and 135 countries. ISHS is a program of Extended Education and Outreach, the distance education arm of UNL, offering high school, undergraduate, graduate and non-credit programs and services.

For more information about ISHS, go to

- By Laura Wiese, Extended Education and Outreach