Land O’ Lakes, FL – (June 29, 2020) – After learning that the Yuengling Center at USF is unable to hold the delayed graduations planned in August for Pasco County’s graduating seniors, an alternative plan has been developed to celebrate the Class of 2020.
In-person graduation ceremonies have been scheduled from July 17 through July 31, with most of the ceremonies taking place outdoors in the schools’ stadiums.
At each ceremony, the graduates will be allowed to bring two guests, and each group of three (graduate and two guests) will be seated together on the field at a safe distance from other graduates and their guests.
The plan makes it possible for graduating seniors to experience the ceremony surrounded by classmates and family, and to be individually recognized while receiving their diploma.
After the regularly scheduled graduations at the Yuengling Center in June were cancelled due to health and safety concerns, graduates were honored with a virtual graduation in June on the same date and time that their graduation would have occurred. The virtual ceremonies included prerecorded speeches by their principals and selected classmates. After a rendition of Pomp and Circumstance recorded individually on Zoom by musicians from around the school district, the graduates were individually honored; their pictures were shown as their names were called.
In an effort to provide an in-person graduation, the school district rescheduled graduations at the Yuengling Center at a later date in August. However, due to health and safety concerns, the Yuengling Center is unable to accommodate those events.
The new graduation dates, times, and locations are listed below.