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Graduation Information & Important Dates


Due to the school closures caused by COVID-19 all of the dates below are subject to change.

Once we return to normal all information will be updated.


Herff Jones will distribute senior cap and gowns on campus on Tuesday, May 5, between 8 AM and 12 PM.  It will be on a drive up basis in front of the school.  Safe social distancing will be observed.

 Announcements will have the original graduation date on them.



February 28, 2020

Dear Graduating Seniors and Parents,

Graduation is quickly approaching.  Here are a few details that may help you plan more efficiently for this special day. 

Fees Owed

Please pay all fees owed as soon as possible.  Diplomas will not be issued until all fees are paid. Fees may be paid in the media center or to Mrs. Kennedy during first period.

Caps and Gowns

Please make sure you have ordered your cap and gown.  The easiest way to do this may be online.  Go to .  Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will find a picture of a cap and gown. Click on the picture.  You need to include your height and weight when you order to ensure that you gown fits correctly.  You may also contact Jay Kornegay at [email protected] if you have questions about your order.

Dress Code

Please dress appropriately for this special occasion.  Obviously, students will wear caps and gowns for the actual ceremony.

o   Female graduates wear dresses and dark shoes.  Please wear dress shoes that will allow you to navigate steps and walk across the stage without fear of stumbling.

o   Male graduates wear dark dress pants and shoes.  

o   Caps may not be decorated.


Practice will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 12 at Kornegay Arena on the University of Mount Olive Campus. The address is 630 Henderson Drive, Mt. Olive, NC.  Please arrive promptly. Practice will end when everyone demonstrates an understanding of what to do and when to do it, so please cooperate and practice will be over quickly.  Any outstanding fees should be paid prior to graduation practice. Fees will be collected after graduation practice.


You will receive ten tickets at graduation practice.  If you need more than ten tickets, please talk to your classmates to see if anyone has extra. 


Graduation is a very special occasion.  It officially marks your transition from childhood to adulthood, and you should all be proud.  I understand that families are excited and ready to celebrate; however, the celebration needs to wait until every graduate has crossed the stage.  If you and your family celebrate when your name is called, the next graduate’s family may not get to hear their student’s name called.  Please be polite and respectful and wait to clap and yell until all graduates’ names have been called.

Graduation Day

Graduation will be held at Kornegay Arena on the University of Mount Olive campus.  The address is 630 Henderson Drive, Mt. Olive, NC. The doors will open at 9:00 am.  Graduation will begin at 10:00 am. 

o   Graduates, please arrive in a timely manner.  You will need to line up and be ready when the processional begins.

o   Graduate Families and Guests, you do not want to miss your graduate’s entrance into the arena, so please arrive in time to be seated before the processional begins at 10:00 am.  Any guest not seated at the time the processional begins will be held in the lobby until the processional is complete.  Only then will latecomers be seated. 

o   Balloons are not allowed inside the arena. Gifts of balloons will be held in the lobby until the ceremony is over. 

Finally, please continue to be diligent in school attendance and class work.  All academic requirements must be met in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. I hope that these last few months of senior year are great ones. 

Happy for all of you, 

Tammy Kennedy  [email protected]


All Fees Are to be Paid By May 1 



Senior Information

Cap & Gown Orders        If cap & gown was not been ordered by February 18th, the cost will be $100.00                                                                     

                                             Herff Jones Contact Number 919-581-0355

April 21, 2020                     Cap and Gowns delivered during lunches

April 22, 2020                     Cap and Gown Picture Day by Appointment (sign up with Mrs. Shivar)

May 8, 2020                        Prom 8:00 until 12:00 – Tickets are $25.00 each for 1 day only (March 27th)                                                      

                                              March 30 - April 9, $30 each   April 20 – May 1, $35 each    May 4 – May 8, $40 each                

 **All fees owed to the school must be paid prior to purchasing a prom ticket (this includes graduation fee)

May 18, 2020                      National Honor Society Induction 8:00 am

May 19, 2020                      FFA Banquet and Awards 6:00 pm

May 20, 2020                      Athletic Banquet 6:00 pm

May 21, 2020                      Senior Awards 5:30 pm

May 22, 2020                      Senior Picnic 3rd Block

June 12, 2020                    1:00 pm Graduation Practice (time TBA) at The University of Mount Olive (Kornegay Arena).                      

Students will receive their 10 tickets for guests at practice.

June 13, 2020                     Graduation 10:00 am at The University of Mount Olive (Kornegay Arena).  Doors open at 9:00 for guests. 

                                             (Graduates should be dressed and in line by 9:15 am)


If you owe a balance you can pay cash only at pick up.  If you want to pay with a credit card, you can call Mr. & Mrs.  Kornegay's office to pay over the phone before May 5th. 
Their office number is 919-581-0355.

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