The DCHS Class of 2020 will finally have their dream of a traditional graduation ceremony come true Sunday, June 28, providing the weather cooperates.
After having the last two months of their senior year cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the graduates told High School Principal Jennifer Donels they preferred to wait until summer for a traditional ceremony versus a virtual ceremony or some other alternative in May.
Commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Mustang Stadium. Graduates will be seated on the track in front of the stage, while family members and guests will be seated in the bleachers.
The bleachers will not be packed with audience members, however. Each graduate is allowed four guests and family groups must social-distance in the bleachers.
The Davis County High School Band will play “Pomp and Circumstance” as the seniors process into the stadium, and the DCHS Choir will perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” and the “Alma Mater.”
Donels will introduce the salutatorian of the class, Grace Fleming, who will welcome the audience.
Senior instrumentalists from the Davis County High School Band will provide special music.
Valedictorian Kaden Porter will deliver the valedictorian’s address followed by commencement speaker, Rhonda Eakins, who is on the staff of Indian Hills Community College.
Donels will present the class as Rod Lynch, Board of Education President, and Superintendent Dan Maeder award the diplomas.
Phoebe Moore and Luke Snyder will officiate over the turning of the tassels and rings, and Clayton Garmon and Kolton Stremler will give the farewell.