Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Local high schools to live-stream graduations this weekend

If you can’t make it to your high schooler’s graduation this year, you’re in luck.

Both Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the York County School Division will broadcast their respective high school graduations on the internet and television June 15 and 16.

York County

YCSD will broadcast four graduation ceremonies live on the YSCD Youtube channel on Friday (June 15) from William & Mary’s Kaplan Arena.

The graduation schedule for York County students is as follows:

  • 9 a.m. — Bruton High School
  • Noon — Tabb High School
  • 3:30 p.m. — York High School
  • 7 p.m. — Grafton High School

The York County Video Services Department will rebroadcast the ceremonies for a limited time on YCSD-TV, Cox Cable Channel 47 and Verizon Channel 39.

Those looking to get a keepsake DVD of the ceremony can pay for one by filling out an order form and mailing it with payment to 9300E George Washington Memorial Highway. Yorktown, VA 23690.

Williamsburg and James City County

WJCC schools will conduct graduation ceremonies on Saturday (June 16) at William & MAry’s Kaplan Arena.

The ceremonies will be live-streamed on the WJCC website.

The graduation schedule is as follows:

  • 9 a.m. — Warhill High School
  • 1 p.m. — Jamestown High School
  • 5 p.m. — Lafayette High School

Social media users can also congratulate their graduates ahead of the ceremony by tweeting well wishes with the hashtag #WJCCGRAD18.

“High school graduations are joyous occasions that bring family and friends together to acknowledge both an end and a beginning. It is time to celebrate the hard work that has taken place over 13 years of schooling and to look ahead with anticipation to the next phase of these graduates’ lives — the new adventures that come with college, work or military service. We hope this community will join us in publicly acknowledging the notable achievements of the Class of 2018,” Superintendent Olwen Herron said.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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