Tift County High School Graduation
Tift County High School will celebrate graduation with a ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Brodie Field. The processional will start promptly at 8:45 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 9:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the processional will begin at 6:45 p.m. Saturday night, with the graduation ceremony to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Seating will be available on both sides of the stadium. Handicap parking and access is available on the visitor side of the stadium. Limited handicap parking is also available on the home side. ROTC cadets will be available to help those needing assistance.
Following the processional, Danarius Bush will sing the National Anthem. Maylla Patrick, Star Student, will provide the inspiration. Joshua May will give the Salutatory address and Logan Owens will provide the Valedictory address.
Members of the Tift County Board of Education, assisted by Jacqavious Clines, President of the Junior Class, will present graduates with their diploma covers. Graduates will receive their diplomas immediately following the ceremony in the field house.
Johanna Andrew, Senior Class President, will accept the diplomas for the Class of 2019. Haley Alexander, Danarius Bush, Kaitlyn Childers, Seth Gainer, Kyleigh Marchant, and Jordan Turpen will close the ceremony singing the Alma Mater.
The Class of 2019 has requested that the family members in attendance stand quietly to be recognized when their graduate’s name is called. The audience is asked to hold their applause until all graduates on a row are called.
Date: April 17, 2019
To: TCHS Candidates for Graduation 2019
From: Mrs. Seigler
Re: Graduation overview
We’re almost there! I am proud of you and of your class’s achievements at TCHS. It’s important that you stay focused and that you do everything necessary to join your classmates at graduation.
Graduation is one of the most important days of your life. To assist you with planning and preparation, we are providing you with the following information. Please read carefully. If you have any questions or concerns about graduation, please do not hesitate to contact your BDB advisor, Dr. Collins, or Dr. Hughes. If you still need assistance, you can always call on me.
Remind: Make sure you are signed up for the senior Remind. We will make announcements via Remind if needed, particularly in the case of inclement weather. Text @d67437 to the number 81010 to join.
Pathway: Many of you have completed an Advanced Academics, World Language, and/or Fine Art pathway. Seniors who complete one or more of these pathways will earn a cord to wear at graduation. In order to receive a cord in these areas, you will need to complete the Graduation Cord Application and Verification Form and return it to the TCHS Counseling Office by Wednesday, April 24th.
Debts: Must be cleared by Friday, May 3rd. The debt list will be updated when senior textbooks are collected May 15th. KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! You will not be allowed to participate in graduation practice if your debt is not cleared.
Transcripts: Please stop by the guidance department prior to May 10th to provide transcript information and to let them know of your future plans.
Grades: The last regular class day for seniors is Wednesday, May 15th.
Senior Day: Senior day is Thursday, May 16th on the practice field.
Practices: Wednesday, May 22nd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Brodie Field
Thursday, May 23rd, 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m., Brodie Field
Pictures: A class picture on the “T” will be taken after practice on Wednesday, May 22nd. Please do not leave until the picture has been taken.
BPI Photography will also take pictures of you receiving your diploma at graduation.
Ceremony: Saturday, May 25th at Brodie Field
(Inclement weather plan)
Dress: Female grads – Dark dress, dark shoes or sandals (low heel or no heel are recommended, open back shoes are not recommended - DO NOT wear high heels, wedges, or cowboy boots), natural hose or no hose – NO JEANS!
Male grads – Dress khakis, appropriate dress shoes and socks, white shirt, tie – NO JEANS!
Audience – Sunday church clothes
Cap and Gown –Unpack and hang up gown as soon as it is received. Do not iron! This will reduce the wrinkles. Prior to graduation practice, check to make sure that you have:
Processional: On Saturday morning, candidates will line-up inside ESMS
Dignity: Your family will be asked to stand quietly when your name is called. Time will be allowed at end of each row for applause. Faculty monitors and uniformed security will be on hand to deal with anyone who disrupts the ceremony.