By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
As April draws to a close, high school senior celebrate the final countdown until graduation. Madison County High School seniors will have a little more than a month until they will cross the stage, turn their tassels and toss their caps into the air. The final month of high school is filled with awards ceremonies, Baccalaureate and graduation. Below are the dates for all of these events.
Baccalaureate will be held on Tuesday, May 29. The Madison Ministerial Association will conduct the program. It will take place at the North Florida Community College Van H. Priest Auditorium. The program begins at 7 p.m. Seniors are asked to be at the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. There will not be a rehearsal. Cap and gowns are to be worn for this ceremony. Baccalaureate is not mandatory.
Directly following Baccalaureate will be the senior awards night. This will begin at approximately 8 p.m. Seniors may participate in Awards Night without participating in Baccalaureate. Seniors must be present to receive your award (not the next day). Cap and gowns must be worn.
Graduation will be on Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m. on the football field. Rehearsal will be held at 9 a.m. on June 1. This is mandatory for all seniors who wish to participate in the graduation ceremony. Attendance will be taken and seats will be assigned at this time. No practice=No participation in graduation. A class picture will be taken at practice. Be there! Students will meet in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. before graduation begins. They will be able to pick up their diplomas following the ceremony.
Graduation attire is as follows: Do not bring purses or any valuables to the cafeteria. This is a formal ceremony. Girls will wear nice dresses or dress pants, under their gowns. They must wear high heels, dress shoes or sandals with a heel. Absolutely no jeans, shorts, boots, flip-flops, or tennis shoes will be permitted. Boys will wear dress slacks (khaki dress pants are permitted), dress shirt, dress shoes and a tie. Absolutely no jeans, shorts, flip-flops, or tennis shoes will be permitted. All students are asked to not bring any devices that make noise. Cell phones are to be in the off mode.