Davie County High School principal, Doyle Nicholson, announced yesterday that Davie County High School will hold a drive-in graduation ceremony with a drive-thru diploma pick up.
Senior students were asked to complete a survey with graduation ceremony options that aligned with celebrations that could lawfully be held at this time. They were also offered an option to postpone the ceremony to a later date.
The majority chose to keep their current graduation date of June 13 and enjoy the graduation ceremony from their cars in the Davie County High School parking lot, with everyone remaining in their vehicles. With one car per graduate, graduates and their families will then proceed to the car line to receive their diplomas.
While this will be the day’s events on June 13, plans are in the works for a special event on campus prior to graduation. Wearing their cap and gown, seniors will be given the opportunity to come through the car line, exit the vehicle at the sidewalk, and walk across a stage to receive their diploma covers. This optional event will also include a photo opportunity. Family members will be able to drive by the stage and take pictures/video from their car as their senior walks across the stage to receive their diploma cover.
Davie County Early College High School will hold a similar graduation this Saturday, May 16 in the parking lot of Davie County Early College High School on the Davidson County Community College campus. With a smaller graduating class, seniors were invited to a Google hangout call with Principal Denise Absher to discuss their preference for this important celebration.
“Davie County Schools felt it was imperative to hear from all seniors on how they wanted to be celebrated during this milestone time in their lives,” said Superintendent Jeff Wallace.
“While graduations will look different, the hope is to provide a meaningful and memorable celebration for the Class of 2020 and their families.”Superintendent Jeff Wallace
Davie County Schools (DCS) serves Pre-K and K-12 students in the Piedmont Triad, just west of Winston-Salem. DCS includes 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, Davie County High School, Davie County Early College High School and Central Davie Academy, with a mission to engage, equip, and empower students.
DCS provides a safe, innovative learning environment where each individual is valued, respected, and challenged. An engaging staff and community ensure students learn, grow, create, and discover their talents through experiences that prepare them for success.
Home to the War Eagles, Davie County High School is a member of the Central Piedmont 4-A Conference, offering competitive and well-rounded experiences for student-athletes.