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Details of New Hanover County Schools Drive-In Graduation Announced

 

Drive-in graduation ceremonies for the New Hanover County Schools Class of 2020 will be held during the week of June 15-19, 2020 at Cape Fear Community College North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Rd., Castle Hayne, NC 28429. The general public will have the option to view a live stream of high school graduation ceremonies online at NHCS-TV Youtube

 
The CFCC North Campus main entrance gates will open one hour prior to each graduation ceremony start time. Graduation programs and masks for graduates who do not have their own mask will be available at the gate. Cars will follow signs and the direction of law enforcement officials to parking spaces. Parking spaces allow for standard-size vehicles only; oversized vehicles will be directed to the perimeter of the parking lot. 
 
Parking on the main lot will be provided for one car per family. Attendees with specific family requirements should contact their high school. ADA considerations for students will be accommodated with parking near the stage and schools are reaching out to families to make arrangements. Students in need of transportation should also contact their school.
 
Only vehicles with a graduate in the car will be allowed in the main parking lot. All other vehicles will be directed to overflow parking until all cars with graduates have been parked. At that time, vehicles from the overflow lot will be directed to parking in the main lot as space allows. Following each ceremony, law enforcement officials will direct all traffic to exit onto Sidbury Rd.
 
During each ceremony, students will exit their vehicles, as directed by staff, in small groups of 10 to walk to the stage. Once on stage, all students will have their name called, walk across the stage individually to receive their diploma, turn their tassels, and pose for a photo. Due to social distancing requirements, there will be no hand shakes. Students will then exit the stage through a tent to pick up their diploma and return to their vehicles. Hand sanitizer will be available in the tent.
 
To comply with state and public health guidelines, all attendees other than graduating seniors asked to remain in their vehicle at all times. All attendees are strongly encouraged to practice 3 Ws: wash, wear, wait: wear a cloth face covering at all times, wait six feet apart and avoid close contact, and wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. High risk persons are asked to protect their health by using remote viewing options 
 
NHCS Class of 2020 Graduation Schedule
 
John T. Hoggard High School
Monday, June 15
Graduates with last names beginning with A-K  4 p.m.
Graduates with last names beginning with L-Z  7 p.m.
 
New Hanover High School
Tuesday, June 16
Graduates with last names beginning with A-K  4 p.m.
Graduates with last names beginning with L-Z  7 p.m.
 
E.A. Laney High School
Wednesday, June 17
Graduates with last names beginning with A-K-4 p.m.
Graduates with last names beginning with L-Z-7 p.m.
 
Eugene Ashley High School
Thursday, June 18
Graduates with last names beginning with A-K  4 p.m.
Graduates with last names beginning with L-Z  7 p.m.
 
Career Readiness Academy at Mosley PLC
Friday, June 19 
All graduates 9 a.m.
 
Wilmington Early College High School
Friday, June 19 
All graduates 5 p.m.
 
Isaac Bear Early College High School
Friday, June 19 
All graduates 7 p.m.
 
Visit www.nhcs.net for a graduation FAQ and links to individual high school websites.