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Lexington District One readies for five graduations

May 31 2020

Lexington County School District One honors 1,770 graduates this week (Monday, June 1, through Friday, June 5).

The district’s goal is to have the most authentic graduation ceremonies possible while working hard to keep everyone safe. Schools will protect graduates, their two guests, and staff at all times while they are on campus through strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.

All graduations will take place on stadium fields at 8 a.m. Although the ceremonies will happen early in the morning, the ceremonies have been modified to reduce the amount of time the graduates will need to be in the sun in their robes.

All staff, graduates, and their families will arrive at pre-assigned times and wear masks. District nurses will check all individuals’ temperatures before they will be allowed to enter the gates.

Those attending know that the district is requiring strict social distancing throughout. For example, as soon as students and parents arrive, they will sit in assigned seats that maintain six feet of distance around them.

The district will livestream each modified commencement ceremony, post the video on the district’s website, and mail each graduate a DVD copy in the weeks following graduation.

About the Monday, June 1, Lexington High School Graduation
475 students will receive diplomas.
There are 213 honor graduates.
Graduates received about $59.5 million in scholarships.
Interesting fact — This graduation is the first taking place in an LHS stadium since the Class of 1978 at Wildcat Hollow.
Livestream link — youtube.com/watch?v=DUCj1rsJvcU *updated

About the Tuesday, June 2, Pelion High School Graduation
141 students will receive diplomas.
There are 46 honor graduates.
Graduates received about $6.7 million in scholarships.
Interesting fact — This class became the first class whose work around inclusivity allowed PHS to be recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Partner School.
Livestream link — bit.ly/PHS_Graduation

About the Wednesday, June 3, River Bluff High School Graduation
443 students will receive diplomas.
There are 211 honor graduates.
Graduates received about $44.6 million in scholarships.
Interesting fact — With 10 sets of twins, this class is the first to graduate by CREW.
Livestream link — bit.ly/RBHS_Graduation

About the Thursday, June 4, Gilbert High School Graduation
251 students will receive diplomas.
There are 94 honor graduates.
Graduates received about $17.6 million in scholarships.
Interesting fact — This class has five sets of siblings graduating.
Livestream link — bit.ly/GHS_Graduation

About the Friday, June 5, White Knoll High School Graduation
460 students will receive diplomas.
There are 118 honor graduates.
Graduates received more than $30 million in scholarships.
Interesting fact — There are nine sets of twins in the graduating class.
Livestream link — bit.ly/WKHS_Graduation