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TCHS 2019 Summer Graduation 
August 27, 2019 6:00 PM

2018-2019 Tift County High School Graduation

8:45 a.m.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Brodie Field

Processional begins at 8:45 a.m.
Family and friends should be in stadium by 8:30 a.m.
In case of rain, the ceremony will be Saturday evening, May 25th at Brodie Field. Processional at 6:45 p.m. and ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

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 exams:

  • Thursday, May 16th  (All periods)
  • Graduating seniors may exempt spring semester exams if they have a passing average for the semester and are satisfied with their grade.
  • Fourth nine week grades do not count toward TCHS Honor Graduate status but do count toward the HOPE scholarship, Armed Forces, Technical Institute, and other scholarships.  
  • Once you come on campus to take a final, you must stay until you have completed all exams for that day.

Senior Day: Senior day is Thursday, May 16th on the practice field.

  • 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
  • Slides, Games, Activities and PIZZA
  • You cannot participate if you have failed and are taking exams.

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

  • You must attend both practices to participate in graduation on Saturday morning
  • Bring a towel - grass will be wet; wear sunscreen and a hat; bring bottled water
  • You may wear shorts to practice and wear comfortable shoes
  • NO cell phones or iPods (leave these in your car)
  • Park in the visitor parking lot or the area around Eve Park.  Police officers will help direct parking.
  • Line up in the parking lot behind Eighth Street Middle School
  • Look for your graduation advisor.  We will send out the advisor list via the Remind app the day before practice, and all advisers will have a copy to help guide you in the right direction.

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.  

  • If you want to order this picture, complete the order form.  
  • Make checks to BPI Photography, Inc.  
  • Turn in your order with money to BPI representative after practice on Wednesday or later that week at Bowen Photography.  
  • Pictures will be mailed to the address on your order form.

BPI Photography will also take pictures of you receiving your diploma at graduation.  

  • You will receive proofs and information about these orders after graduation.

Ceremony: Saturday, May 25th at Brodie Field

  • Processional begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tell your family and friends to be at the stadium BEFORE 8:30 a.m.

                    (Inclement weather plan)

  • Graduation will be held Saturday evening, May 25th at Brodie Field
  • Processional begins at 6:45 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tell your family and friends to be at the stadium by 6:30 p.m.

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:

  • Gown
  • Cap (try on to make sure it fits – secure with bobby pins)
  • Tassel
  • Honor graduates will have stole
  • Some graduates will also have cords

Processional: On Saturday morning, candidates will line-up inside ESMS

  • Report at 8:00 a.m.
  • Use front door entrance to school OR enter via 6th Street doors
  • Look for your graduation advisor.
  • Students who arrive after 8:30 will not be allowed to participate.
  • Processional begins promptly at 8:45 a.m.

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.

Diplomas: Only diploma covers will be handed out on stage. Any student who disrupts the ceremony in any way or otherwise causes embarrassment by exhibiting inappropriate behavior before, during, or after the ceremony will have his/her diploma held.  The student will be required to make an appointment to meet with Mrs. Seigler on Tuesday, May 28th.