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Asheboro High Schools Announces Plans for 2020 Commencement Ceremony

ASHEBORO (NC) - On Thursday night, the Asheboro City Board of Education received information about the Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony to be held at Asheboro High School. The anticipated plan was then released to seniors and their families on Friday morning. 

“We are so pleased to finally be able to share our graduation plans with our families,” said Dr. Penny Crooks, Asheboro High School Principal. “Our seniors are incredibly deserving of this commemorative ceremony and - in spite of challenges - our administrative team is thrilled to be able to recognize and honor the Class of 2020 in this way,” she added. 

Although graduation will not take place in real-time, the team has come up with an innovative way to ensure each student gets the recognition they deserve. In summary, students are to sign up for time slots between June 1 and 4. Sign-ups will open on Monday, May 25 and remain open through Thursday, May 28. Once signed up, graduates and a limited number of family members will be asked to arrive at the school on their assigned day and at their specified time in their cap and gown regalia. Students and their families will be directed to park in the front horseshoe parking lot. They will then be directed by school personnel to enter into the Asheboro High School building where they will hear a Welcome message and the Senior Class Address (both will be pre-recorded) before they are escorted into the New Gym where they will receive their diploma. Graduates will then have their picture made with Dr. Crooks and Asheboro City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Aaron Woody, before exiting the New Gym to the New Gym Lobby. 

Once all graduates have received their diplomas (over the course of four days), the high school will then compile all photos into one graduation video that will then air on Friday, June 5. Thereafter, each Asheboro High School graduate will receive the digital photo of himself or herself during the graduation ceremony. 

The graduation plan has been posted to the high school’s website and social media pages. The team is also communicating with students and families through the school’s online learning platforms and student bulletins. Dr. Crooks will host a meeting about logistics for seniors and families on Monday, May 18 or Tuesday, May 19. Details will be forthcoming. 

“While this plan does move up our graduation timeline, we believe this is the best way to ensure each graduate is celebrated while being mindful of Governor Cooper’s executive orders,” added Dr. Crooks. 

Please log on to the Asheboro High School website for more details about this year’s commencement ceremony. 

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