WEYMOUTH– Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple and High School Principal Alan Strauss are pleased to announce that Weymouth High School will host numerous events to celebrate this year’s graduating seniors.
To celebrate the Class of 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Weymouth High School will be hosting an array of events to commemorate the 440 graduating seniors. These events are all long-standing traditions for graduating seniors, but this year the events are modified to ensure social distancing measures are being met and health guidelines are followed.
“We are extremely excited to announce that we will be partaking in our long-established traditions even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Superintendent Curtis-Whipple. “In the midst of all this uncertainty, these events will allow for our students to celebrate their accomplishments like those who have graduated before them.”
Weymouth Public Schools will host a virtual graduation and virtual awards in place of the in-person ceremonies.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
The virtual graduation will be broadcast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 to coincide with what has been the “live” WHS graduations over the past decade.
The virtual ceremony will feature each graduate’s picture and their names read aloud to mimic the awarding of diplomas. Viewers can expect to hear typical graduation addresses and a few surprises from the faculty and staff at Weymouth High School.
Additionally, viewers can expect to see videos and photos that were taken throughout the past school year incorporated into the virtual ceremony.
Friends and families of the graduates can watch the virtual ceremony on cable channel 8 or go online to weymouth.tv and watch it anytime. For those who are not subscribed to Comcast ,or live outside of Weymouth, both programs can be viewed online by clicking on the “Live Feed” on www.weymouth.tv during the times mentioned.
Virtual Scholarship and Award Night
Weymouth High School will host their annual Scholarship and Award night virtually on Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m.
The virtual ceremony will award students scholarships and awards for outstanding performances in academics, athletics and involvement in school organizations.
Scholarships totaling $135,000 will be awarded to seniors at the awards night by local businesses, organizations and groups.
Friends and families of the graduates can watch the virtual award ceremony on cable channel 8 or go online to weymouth.tv and watch it anytime. For those who are not subscribed to Comcast ,or live outside of Weymouth, both programs can be viewed online by clicking on the “Live Feed” on www.weymouth.tv during the times mentioned.
“The activities and events are exciting opportunities to celebrate all of our students’ accomplishments during these unprecedented times,” said Principal Strauss. “We look forward to using these occasions to recognize and celebrate their time as wildcats.”
In addition to the Virtual Graduation and the Virtual Award Ceremony, the school district is hoping to have a special occasion for seniors on Friday, August 7 at the high school’s football field. This event is pending COVID-19 related guidelines at this time. Students can expect to receive further information about this event in the coming weeks.