More than 550 expected to graduate in May

Graduation has rolled around early this year. Just a few weeks after Mother’s Day, hundreds of graduates will receive their diplomas and move forward on their respective journeys.

As any mother can attest, it is a day of intense pride and usually cause for tears. For most, memories still linger when your baby headed to preschool. Now it’s time for graduation parties.

For all of you moms and grandmas out there, enjoy this very special and memorable day in your life and the life of your child or children.

EVHS graduation

Eastern View High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20. Graduation is scheduled to be held in Cyclone Stadium. Students need to report to the auditorium by 5 p.m.

About 290 seniors are expected to don cap and gown to receive their diplomas.

Shuttle buses will be available to transport those attending the ceremony from the Parks and Recreation lots adjoining EVHS stadium.

The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Bleacher and Grandstand seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are necessary. Field seating is available with tickets only.

Other important dates for the Class of 2016 include:

    • May 15 – Baccalaureate 3 p.m., Culpeper Christian Community Center, 118 N. East Street
    • May 18 – Awards and Scholarship Convocation at 6:30 p.m. in the EVHS auditorium. Recipients will be notified by mail. Students should wear their caps and gowns.
    • May 18 – Mandatory graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the EVHS auditorium
    • May 18 – Senior Picnic at 10:00 a.m. in Cyclone Stadium.
    • May 19 – Mandatory graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the EVHS auditorium.
    • May 20 – Students are required to report to the EVHS auditorium by 5 p.m. with caps and gowns.

CCHS graduation

Culpeper County High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016. Graduation is scheduled to be held on Broman Field (the CCHS football field). The rain location will be the Culpeper Middle School gymnasium.

About 260 seniors are expected to don cap and gown to receive their diplomas. Please remember that parking at the high school is extremely limited and will be restricted to state issued handicap tags, faculty, one spot per graduate, and press. Shuttle buses will begin operating at 7 a.m. Satellite parking will be available at the following locations:

    • Dominion Skating Center
    • Floyd T. Binns Middle School
    • Sycamore Park Elementary School

Shuttle drop off will be in front of the Annex.

The gates will open at 7:30 a.m. Bleacher seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following the CCHS commencement exercises a return shuttle will be available for up to two hours, riders may catch shuttles returning to satellite parking in front of the middle school gym.

Other important dates for the Class of 2016 include:

    • May 15 – Baccalaureate 3 p.m., Culpeper Christian Community Center, 118 N. East Street
    • May 17 – Top 20 Dinner
    • May 18 – Graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the CCHS auditorium.
    • May 18 – Senior Picnic at 11:00 a.m.
    • May 19 – Graduation practice at 8 a.m. Students are to meet in the CCHS auditorium.
    • May 19 – Awards and Scholarship Convocation at 6 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium. Recipients will be notified by mail. Students should wear their caps and gowns.

A crowd of about 2,000 family members and friends is expected at each of the graduation ceremonies. Eastern View High School and Culpeper County Jigh School appreciate your cooperation in following graduation ceremony etiquette to ensure a dignified and joyful occasion – please remain seated and quiet so that all families can hear their senior’s name announced.

Final graduation numbers may change as SOL testing continues at both high schools.