Hampton City Schools announces Class of 2021 graduation events
Hampton City Schools announced to parents and graduating seniors that the Class of 2021 will be honored with several celebratory events – Cap and Gown Celebrations, Class of 2021 Decorated Vehicle Parades, and a culminating event of a formal, in-person graduation ceremony for each high school that will be held at Darling Stadium.
The Cap and Gown Celebrations will be held in the parking lot at each high school (Bethel, Hampton, Kecoughtan, and Phoebus) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021. Graduates will receive their cap and gown (to include other graduation regalia), vehicle signage (e.g. highest honors, honors, 2021 graduate) for the Vehicle Parade, as well as a Class of 2021 yard sign.
Decorated Vehicle Parades will also be held to provide graduating seniors and their families a time to gather and celebrate the Class of 2021 and the legacies they have left behind, as well as the journeys they have ahead. The schedules for the Vehicle Parades are as follows:
- Bethel High School – June 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
- Hampton High School – June 11, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
- Phoebus High School – June 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
- Kecoughtan High School – June 12, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
The final culminating event will be a formal, in-person graduation ceremony for each high school at Darling Stadium. These events will be held rain or shine with the exception of severe weather such as thunder and lighting. An alternate severe weather date is scheduled if this should occur. Ticket allotment will be determined based on the number of graduates in the graduating class. However, each student will receive at least four (4) tickets for family and friends. Additional information regarding graduation ticket numbers will be communicated to families from their graduate’s high school.
- Bethel High School – June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (severe weather date – June 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.)
- Hampton High School – June 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (severe weather date – June 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.)
- Phoebus High School – June 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (severe weather date – June 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.)
- Kecoughtan High School – June 19,2021 at 1:30 p.m. (severe weather date – June 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.)
Additional details to include lighting up Hampton, electronic interstate billboards, and the Coliseum’s marquee may be found on the HCS Graduation Website at http://www.hampton.k12.va.us/2021grad/2021.html.