Lexington, SC – Lexington School District One’s high schools are hosting graduation ceremonies that are as genuine and authentic as possible while still working hard to keep everyone safe. This is being arranged so that the 2020 graduates of each school and their families will still be able to enjoy and savor this once in a lifetime experience. As a result, each of the five schools will have a modified commencement ceremony in their football stadium.
These ceremonies are schedule as such:
Pelion High School graduation takes place on Wednesday, May 27, at 8 a.m.
Gilbert High School graduation takes place on Thursday, May 28, at 8 a.m.
White Knoll High School graduation takes place on Friday, May 29, at 8 a.m.
Lexington High School graduation takes place on Monday, June 1, at 8 a.m.
River Bluff High School graduation takes place on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 a.m.
NOTE - Weather make-up days are May 30 and 31, and June 2, 4, and 5.
Schools will protect graduates, their two guests, and staff at all times while they are on campus through strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.
If you would like to watch a student or class graduate but cannot attend, these ceremonies will be live-streamed at the links provided below:
Gilbert High - LINK
Lexington High - LINK
Pelion High - LINK
* Note: At the time of publication of this article, these were the only live-stream links available. The two remaining school's links will be added as the District finalizes all plans.
Lexington One’s administrators, teachers, and staff are all extremely proud of these wonderful students who have worked hard for years to reach this important milestone in their lives. Although there will be other memorable moments after high school graduation, everyone realizes that this senior class has lived through a world health crisis unlike any other.
At no fault of their own, they were deprived of a prom, spring sports opportunities, banquets, and most importantly smiles, hugs, and handshakes from other students and staff members. These are unforgettable senior year experiences that can never be fully replaced. That is why the District has made a concerted effort to make these graduation ceremonies, the culmination of a student’s first school years, as close to any other graduation as possible.
Please take a moment to join Lexington County School District One as we all say to the students, we are proud of each you. Congratulations CLASS of 2020!