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St. Lucie Public Schools to hold virtual graduations in May for Class of 2020

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 15:45:22-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — St. Lucie Public Schools will hold virtual graduations in May to honor the Class of 2020.

School district officials announced on Thursday that graduates wearing caps and gowns can gather online with their family and friends for the ceremonies.

The prerecorded virtual graduations will include valedictorian and salutatorian speeches, digital slides honoring each graduate, and the traditional "turn your tassel" moment.

In a written statement, Superintendent Wayne Gent said:

"Although we are disappointed that we will not be able to hold our traditional graduations in May, we are committed to commemorating this very special occasion in a unique and memorable way. I want our graduates and their families to know that we are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020."

Here is the schedule of virtual graduations:

Tuesday, May 26

  • St. Lucie West Centennial (9 a.m.)
  • Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy (11 a.m.)
  • Treasure Coast High School (1 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 27

  • Lincoln Park Academy (9 a.m.)
  • Ft. Pierce Central High School (11 a.m.)
  • Port St. Lucie High School (1 p.m.)

Thursday, May 28

  • Mosaic Digital Academy (9 a.m.)
  • Performance Based Preparatory Academy (11 a.m.)

The graduation ceremonies will air on WLX-TV, the St. Lucie Education Channel, appearing on Comcast channel 13 (Ft. Pierce), Comcast channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), Blue Stream channel 19, and ATT TV channel 99.

You can also watch the ceremonies on the website for St. Lucie Public Schools by clicking here.

St. Lucie Public Schools said it is committed to holding live graduations in late June if it is safe to do so.

Earlier this week, the School District of Palm Beach County announced that it too will hold virtual graduations for the Class of 2020 starting late May.