Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013 at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown will take place on May 30, rain or shine.
The processional will begin at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will immediately follow.
The guest speaker is Virginia Forcucci, a Sussex Tech English teacher. Forcucci began her teaching career at Sussex Tech in 1995, and she has been integral to the continued improvement of the school both in and out of the classrooms since her arrival.
Forcucci has taught every grade level during her time at Sussex Tech. She currently teaches English 10, Creative Writing, and Delaware State University English Composition 101 and 102 to juniors and seniors. Forcucci earned the State of Delaware English Teacher of the Year award in 2003.
Family and friends are invited to the commencement ceremonies. If held outside in Raven Stadium, no tickets are necessary and access to the stadium begins at 4:30 p.m. Seating and disability accessibility are available on both sides of the field. Pictures and videotaping may be done along the fence in front of the bleachers. Spectators may not enter onto the field until after the conclusion of the ceremonies.
In the event of rain, the commencement ceremonies will be held in the gymnasium. Because of the limited space, tickets are required by adults and children of any age to enter the school. During graduation rehearsal on May 29, graduates will each receive three tickets for gymnasium admittance plus two run-over admittance tickets. Guests in the gymnasium are asked to please remain seated in the bleachers during the entire ceremony. The two run-over guests will be allowed to view the ceremonies via television in either the cafeteria or one of the classrooms in the 800 hallway. Handicap guests will be admitted in the school at 4:30 p.m. and the doors will open for all other ticket holders at 5 p.m.
A decision about the weather will be made by noon and notice will be placed on the school’s website at www.sussexvt.k12.de.us.
Graduation practice for all seniors will be held on May 29 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Seniors must attend. The senior picnic will be held after rehearsal. The rehearsal and picnic are for Sussex Tech seniors only.
The Academic Awards Ceremony will be on May 28 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Over $3 million worth of awards and scholarships will be presented to members of the Class of 2013.
For other important information necessary for Sussex Tech graduates, please check the school’s website at www.sussexvt.k12.de.us.