Local seniors aren't the only ones who will be getting diplomas this spring.
Blackhawk Technical college Spokesman Gary Kohn says 65 students from seven communities recently received their GED or HSED.
About 70% of those students will go on to further their education.
With a change in the GED testing requirments, Kohn expects the number of grads next year to rise.
The 65 students who earned their GED or HSED this semester come from Beloit, Darien, Edgerton, Evansville, Janesville, Monroe, and Verona.