Saunders Trades and Technical High School students graduate at County Center in White Plains

A ceremony for the 261 graduates was held at the County Center in White Plains. (6/29/14)

YONKERS - Hundreds of students from Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers received their diplomas Sunday.

A ceremony for the 261 graduates was held at the County Center in White Plains.

School officials say the 1,450 Yonkers students graduating from the eight city public schools this year have collectively received $62 million in scholarship money.

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Officials say Yonkers public schools have the highest graduation rate among the state's five biggest cities. They say more than 66 percent of Yonkers seniors graduated high school this year.

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