High school graduations returned in May and families gathered to clap and cheer as local high schools conferred hard-earned diplomas and special honors on hundreds of new graduates.

Click the image below to see the valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2019 at high schools in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The schools provided the students’ names and photographs. Note: The Atlanta International School did not select its valedictorian and salutatorian in time to be included this report.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified a Holy Spirit Preparatory School student as a salutatorian; in fact, Holy Spirit has co-valedictorians and no salutatorian. Holy Spirit’s co-valedictorians were Mikayla Brown and Watson Casal.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.