Senior Farewell Parade
Organized by parents Amy Mattson, Christie A. Snow, and Nikki Dennison, a senior auto parade took place Sunday, June 14, starting at 9 A.M.
Friends, families, and neighbors cheered along the route through Blue Hill. A little Eagle was even seen cheering from our front lawn
Thank you so much, Amy, Christie, and Nikki, for organizing this, and to all the fire departments for leading the parade and escorting our seniors home.
Video footage of the parade will be put together with photos from the diploma ceremonies and photos of your families' celebrations at home. Send those photos in soon, please. There's a link at the top of this site. Click on it, and it takes you to a Google Drive folder into which you can drag and drop those photos. Or if it's easier for you, email them to email@example.com. I'd love to have all submissions in this week, the earlier the better.
And don't forget to join us in making some noise at 2:20!
Submit a few photos from your family celebrations that we can gather and share later in the summer. The submission link is on the top right of this Senior Celebration site!
This commencement video was made with love for the Class of 2020 by a lot of people with different video recording equipment and capabilities. As such, the quality of the clips varies, and some clips may not render well on larger screens. Though efforts were made to equalize the sound, background noise and other factors may require that you adjust the volume while viewing.
Our online broadcast of Class Night will include student speakers, the announcement of scholarships and senior awards, and the senior slideshow as usual. All the parts will be recorded in advance.
A link to watch Class Night is further up on this Senior Celebration page, or you can click this link: https://youtu.be/T2wAtJvvquE
This year, our commencement celebration will be online instead of ... on-lawn. It starts at 12:45 P.M. with a special message from the Class of 1970 delivered by Della Martin.
At 1 P.M., our commencement video will premiere. As usual, it will have speeches, the class gift presentation, and the introduction of the Class of 2020. How will it be different? Well, there'll be no marching, and instead of presenting diplomas onstage, the names of our graduates will be announced while their senior sign picture is displayed. We'll conclude the ceremony by ringing the school bell once for every member of the Class of 2020. Join us in making some noise at 2:20 P.M. to show our seniors and everyone across the peninsula that we stand with them.
So gather your friends and family at 12:45 P.M., get comfortable, and click this link to watch both videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzN8sGOOhPJCEohp3YmlS5d5-_xEnSAEA
Seniors, by now, you should have an appointment to come to campus with family members to pick up your diploma at the front of the Academy Building. Here's what you need to know to help this process go smoothly.
- Wear your cap and gown if you ordered one. Dress with style if you didn't!
- Each family is allowed two cars maximum. No other spectators, please.
- Arrive 10 minutes before your designated time.
- Enter the school parking lot by way of Pleasant or Mill Street and remain in your cars.
- A familiar face from our faculty will meet you in the parking lot to guide you.
- Let them know if anyone in your party has trouble walking. If so, arrangements will be made to drop them off at the front lawn.
- When it is your turn, you will be asked to walk to the front lawn with your family. Please be quiet and courteous of other graduates.
- We will seat you and your family.
- When your name is called, you will walk to the steps to pick up your diploma.
- We will take a photo, and a family member can, too.
- You will then proceed down the walkway toward Union Street to receive your class gift bag.
- Then, if you would like to take a family photo on the side lawn, you can. We ask that you then return to your cars as a group.
* For the safety of all, we ask that you practice social distancing at all times*
Our official June 14 ceremony starts with the 12:45 P.M. premiere of a special heartfelt message from the Class of 1970 to our seniors. Our commencement video follows at 1 P.M. We do hope to bring the Class of 2020 back together in person for a celebration when the conditions are right to do so safely.