July 31 Is New Graduation Date for HCHS

Habersham Co. - Below is an update from Habersham Central High School Principal Jonathan H. Stribling regarding graduation.
"The Habersham Central High School commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2020 will take place Friday, July 31st, 2020. The plan is for graduation to take place at 8 p.m. in Raider Stadium in a traditional manner. If graduation must be delayed because of weather, the ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., August 1st, in Raider Stadium. If a traditional graduation is not possible due to Covid19 concerns, graduation will take place in a virtual format at 8 p.m. Friday, July 31st.

I believe that all Habersham Central seniors deserve the experiences of wearing academic regalia while walking into a full stadium to “Pomp and Circumstance.” They deserve the opportunity of sitting with their classmates one last time while their proud families watch with anticipation in the stands, and finally walking across the stage to receive a diploma representing years of hard work and academic achievement. Arguably, the best part of graduation is when the families spill out of the stands to hug their graduates and celebrate with them after the throwing of the caps. The Habersham Central faculty and administration will make every effort to afford our seniors with these opportunities and July 31st is our best chance. I am hopeful for, and envision, an energized and well-deserved graduation in Raider Stadium for the Habersham Central Class of 2020.

Leading up to graduation, a Senior honors program will be held Tuesday, July 28th, from 4-6 p.m. Senior scholarship night will follow the same evening, Tuesday, July 28th, beginning at 7 p.m. Graduation practices celebrating seniors will be Thursday, July 30th and Friday, July 31st at 8:30 a.m. both mornings. Plans for these practices are still being finalized. Suffice it to say these memorable graduation practices will be like no other in the 50 years of Habersham Central.

The plan above to include a time of senior honors recognitions, senior scholarship celebrations, and an exceptional, authentic graduation ceremony puts STUDENTS FIRST! in this most extraordinary year. Virtual options will only be implemented as a last resort. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of the Habersham Central Class of 2020."

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