DuBois, PA – How have things been for our DuBois Area High School students? We heard from some of them directly about what the last day of school was like, whether they expected to be out for this long, the drawbacks and benefits of online classes, and their expectations for next school year.
We wanted to hear especially from the seniors, who won’t have a traditional graduation.
Listen to the full interviews with, interviewed by one of our newest staff members, Kaylee McCracken, who is a junior at DASD. She herself also answered the questions for us and gave her take on things.
Graduation for DuBois Area High School has tentatively been scheduled for Friday, May 29, and we’ll be broadcasting it on Sunny 106 so everyone can celebrate and enjoy the ceremony safely!
The speeches and performances will be prerecorded with equipment and services offered by Tri-County Church.
Then, after caps and gowns arrived, the graduates and their immediate families can meet at either Mansell Stadium or (if it rains) the middle school to be filmed having their name announced, walking across the field or stage, and receiving their diploma.
These will be done in 10-minute intervals, to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
The goal is to film all parts of the graduation ceremony separately in advance by May 18, which will then be compiled together as one virtual ceremony video by Brennan Bell from Tri-County Church.
Then on May 29, starting at 6:30 p.m., graduates will meet in their vehicles in the middle school parking lot for a planned driving parade.
They are still trying to find to a large enough parking lot that all vehicles can meet somewhere and watch an outdoor screen to watch the ceremony video together. Penn State DuBois has offered to let the DuBois Area School District use their large inflatable screens, but they are still looking for a location to set them up.
We’ll be broadcasting that live graduation ceremony on Sunny 106 on May 29, as the students watch the pre-recorded video from their cars.
You can listen to the ceremony along with them on the radio and feel pride in our DuBois Class of 2020 who have accomplished so much under new and difficult circumstances.