(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.
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
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
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.