HCSD High Schools Hold Traditional Graduations

HCSD High Schools Hold Traditional Graduations

(HARRISON COUNTY, MS)  It was a moment many people did not think would be possible, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But at the end of May, around 900 seniors in the Harrison County School District were able to experience a traditional graduation, instead of a virtual ceremony. Many families, students, teachers, and school administrators expressed their relief, pride, and excitement as they watched the seniors take the traditional walk across the Mississippi Coast Coliseum stage to accept their hard-earned diplomas.

Despite facing challenging circumstances, Harrison County School District leaders worked hard behind the scenes to make graduation day special for the seniors. The District gave seniors and their families two options. They could either choose to participate in a graduation ceremony at the Coast Coliseum or receive their diploma from their administration team on their campus scheduled between May 20-22. HCSD worked closely with the Coast Coliseum staff to make sure all three high school graduation ceremonies followed social distancing and other health and safety guidelines.

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On May 29, 2020, D’Iberville High became the first school to hold graduation at the Coast Coliseum this year. D’Iberville had 287 seniors. While the graduates and their four invited guests enjoyed the ceremony in the Coliseum, live streaming allowed their loved ones to watch the program from home. HCSD leaders are so proud of the Warriors and they wanted to celebrate the seniors’ accomplishments. Congratulations, DHS Class of 2020!

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Even though the global pandemic caused seniors to miss out on numerous end-of-year activities, many students and parents at West Harrison High still longed for an in-person graduation. On May 30, 2020, that wish came true as the seniors walked across the stage at the Coast Coliseum.

West Harrison had 267 seniors. It was an exciting day as families, teachers, school administrators, and Harrison County District leaders celebrated the achievements of the seniors who have worked so hard over the last 13 years to earn their diplomas. HCSD would like to thank all the students and parents for their patience and support over the last two months as District leaders worked out the details to make the special graduation day a reality. HCSD leaders are extremely proud of the Hurricanes, and hope the seniors will always treasure these memories. Congratulations, WHHS Class of 2020!

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A long-time graduation tradition continued for Harrison Central High on May 30, 2020, as the seniors celebrated their latest milestone. Harrison Central had 347 seniors. HCSD leaders were grateful for the opportunity to hold the graduation ceremony at the Coast Coliseum once again, along with live-streaming so families could watch the program from anywhere in the world.

The seniors have accomplished so much over the years and they have overcome many challenges, especially during this coronavirus crisis. HCSD leaders wanted to make sure the Rebels had a celebration they won’t soon forget. Congratulations, HCHS Class of 2020!

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