Commencement plan for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School announced

On Friday, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School released its plan for a commencement ceremony for its 2020 graduates. Traditional graduation ceremonies have been canceled or postponed across the country due to the pandemic.

The plan was developed with the input of students, teachers, administration, and local authorities. The plan is dependent on the restrictions and guidelines in place at the time the specific events are scheduled.

In addition to the events, a Class of 2020 graduation video will be created from the May 20-27 footage.

The plan involves two non-traditional events and a delayed traditional ceremony in July. Below are the details:

Diploma Ceremony (Specific details will be shared by Friday, May 15)
Dates: May 20, 21, 26 or 27 (Seniors will be assigned a set time & date.)
Where: PWHS West Gymnasium

  • Seniors proudly don your caps and gowns
  • Parents/Guardians only (one car)
  • Seniors walk across the graduation stage
  • Receive diploma cover
  • Photo opportunity
  • Recorded: Class of 2020 Graduation video

Class of 2020 Parade (Additional details forthcoming.)
Date: Wednesday, June 10
Where: PWHS and CES Extended Campus

  • PW Proud: Decorate your vehicle!
  • Live feed via CITV
  • Class of 2020 Graduation video released

Class of 2020 Commencement Back-Up Date
Date: Wednesday, July 29
Where: Colonial Field

  • Traditional outdoor ceremony

Senior caps and gowns will arrive at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School within the next week and the school will send further information to outline the plan to distribute to students. Additional information pertaining to the May ceremony will be shared by May 15th.