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Volusia County Schools graduates will now receive up to four tickets each for their graduation ceremonies. This decision was made after careful consideration of health and safety guidelines.

The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, where all Volusia County schools will hold graduation, will ease capacity restrictions at the request of Volusia County Schools. At the ceremonies, seating will be offered in pods of four, with 3 feet or more between family groups. Graduates and their guests will be required to wear face coverings and to socially distance to the greatest extent possible.

High schools have announced details on graduation ticket sales. VCS will professionally livestream the ceremonies to allow extended family to watch remotely. The ceremonies will also be recorded and posted on the district website.

Taylor Middle-High School 

The graduation time for Taylor Middle-High School of Pierson has been changed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The location and date remain the same: the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach on Sunday, June 6. 

TOUCHDOWN — Alyssa Richardson, a junior at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, is one of six national winners in the Reach for the Stars — National Rocket Competition. Richardson’s rocket landed 14 feet, 6 inches from the target. Competitors built solid-fuel-powered rockets that were launched twice to get the closest to a golf tee placed 50 feet from the launch pad.

 PHOTO COURTESY CYNTHIA LANE

ROCKETMAN — Pine Ridge High School sophomore Daniel Coursen also participated in the Reach for the Stars — National Rocket Competition. His rocket landed 15 feet, 6 inches from the target. The rockets were launched on the Pine Ridge football field. The competition was funded through a mini grant from FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools and Pine Ridge’s JROTC program.

PHOTO COURTESY CYNTHIA LANE

 

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