Ribault High School seniors walk across stage after receiving the correct graduation gowns
With just hours to spare, Ribault High School seniors received the correct graduation gowns before walking across the stage. As News4JAX has been reporting, students originally received gowns embordered with Class of 2022 instead of 2023. It was uncertain if it would be fixed before Wednesday afternoon's graduation.
Yulee High School student ‘hit the waves’ to celebrate graduation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – 2020 graduates just know how to have fun! Colton A. Harris graduated from Yulee High School and decided to hit the water during his senior photo shoot. Harris captured the moment while sporting his cap and gown. The graduate wanted to capitalize on his love for water and wakesurfing to celebrate his accomplishments. Harris said he wanted to leave a message for the Class of 2020: “Don’t stop till you achieve what you want.”Friday, July 10, is also his 18th birthday.
10 graduation gift ideas all for less than $50
It isn’t always easy to budget for graduation gifts, especially amid the pandemic and with other holidays that fall during the same season. Here are 10 all for $50 or less that we think the graduate in your life will enjoy. Put together a gift set that includes a laundry basket, detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets and a roll of quarters. Coffee makerA coffee maker is the perfect gift for a recent grad who regularly needs a caffeine boost as part of the morning routine. First aid kitRest easy by giving the gift of safety to your graduate.
Florida student’s photos go viral after wakesurfing in cap and gown
CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. – One Florida student took to the river in his cap and gown to celebrate his graduation. Lyric Oaks, a senior at Wakulla High School in Sopchoppy, Florida, grabbed his wakeboard and shredded to his success in the Ochlockonee River. Elizabeth Birdwell, owner of Elizabeth Birdwell Photography, said it was a blast to shoot. "He loves to wakesurf.... but while in a cap and gown? Lyric Oaks, a senior at Wakulla High School in Sopchoppy, Florida, grabbed his wakeboard and shredded to his success in the Ochlockonee River.
Parents give St. Augustine High students a memorable moment ahead of virtual graduation
Parents give St. Augustine High students a memorable moment ahead of virtual graduationPublished: May 13, 2020, 11:15 pmThe day's drive through event won't replace graduation, but will give the seniors a moment to remember.
These 9 virtual or ‘drive-by’ graduation party ideas are brilliant
Plan a little watch party for your son or daughter to enjoy the Facebook graduation. Facebook is celebrating the class of 2020 with a whole week of graduation features, and a commencement program. Highlights and more will be posted to the @instagram account on Instagram, and on contributors’ social media accounts.”Grads are encouraged to host their own virtual graduation ceremony and party via Facebook, with special features including a virtual graduation hub, custom filters, family and friends celebrations enabled by Messenger Rooms, and more. JoAnn Fabric has a whole webpage on how you can make a graduation cap embellishment out of paper flowers. This is a birthday party and not a graduation, but you’ll see the general idea!
Greenwood High School gives seniors a sign graduation is approaching
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The spring semester for high school seniors is defined by the celebration of prom, senior trips, and the electric feeling that graduation is approaching, the culmination of 13 years of schooling, soon to come to end. Greenwood High School Administrators said they felt compelled to provide a special experience to show graduating seniors, there is still so much to be excited about. Greenwood School specializes in multi-sensory learning, making it a highly desired option for students with learning differences. What is this?’ And then they gave me all my graduation swag so that’s really cool,” she said. The school will continue to deliver these signs and packages, going door-to-door throughout the rest of this week and next week.
News4Jax honors Class of 2020 with ‘Brightest and Best’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With our high school schools holding non-traditional or delayed graduations, News4Jax is proud to host virtual ceremonies for Jacksonville’s class of 2020. In partnership with High School 9:12, we are hosting a series of tributes called “Brightest and Best” presented by Community First Credit Union. We saluted the Class of 2020 at five more schools on May 30: Westside High School, Terry Parker High School, Stanton College Preparatory Academy, Andrew Jackson High School and Sandalwood High School. The weekend of June 20-21, we begin broadcasting St. Johns County school programs, with Creekside High School featured Saturday and St. Johns Virtual School and St. Johns Technical School on Sunday. The final weekend of June, WJXT will broadcast Brightest and Best programs featuring Bartram Trail High School on Saturday and Ponte Vedra High School on Sunday.
Nassau County school district releases tentative graduation plan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nassau County’s high schools are planning to hold graduation ceremonies this summer, assuming social distancing rules are lifted by then. On Thursday, the Nassau County School District released a tentative plan to let seniors graduate in person in late June — or mid-July if the first option falls through. Under the tentative plan, the county’s high schools would graduate the week of June 22 with the ceremonies being held at 9 a.m. throughout the week at each school’s football field. Here’s the schedule:June 22: Fernandina Beach High SchoolJune 23: West Nassau High SchoolJune 24: Hilliard Middle-Senior High SchoolJune 25: Yulee High SchoolIf it rains on any of those days, the school’s graduation would be moved to 7 p.m. the same day. The contingency schedule is as follows:July 13: Fernandina Beach High SchoolJuly 14: West Nassau High SchoolJuly 15: Hilliard Middle-Senior High SchoolJuly 16: Yulee High SchoolAdditional details about these events are expected to be released by the schools.
Graduations postponed until July for Duval County schools
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools has decided to postpone graduation ceremonies until July, the district announced Friday. We’re thrilled Dr. Greene, Duval County Schools, and Airstream Ventures agreed.”The Brightest and Best showcase will feature stories from each high school in Duval County. It is clear now that we will not be able to safely gather to hold graduation ceremonies as normal next month. Thousands of you replied to our survey about the most desirable alternative to traditional commencement ceremonies, and overwhelmingly, you asked for traditional ceremonies later this summer. Therefore, we have already begun planning traditional ceremonies for a nontraditional time, July 2020.