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Graduation week honors Thursday night

Contributed by Ken McLemore, Communication Director, Hope Public Schools

HOPE – Senior honors will be announced Thursday in ceremonies at Hempstead Hall on the University of Arkansas-Hope campus in advance of commencement exercises for the Hope High School Class of 2019 Friday night at UAHT. A senior class reception is set for 5:30 p.m. after the ceremonies.

Honor students from the Class of 2019 will be presented, and graduating members of the National Honor Society will be invested with stoles.

Commencement ceremonies for the HHS Class of 2019 will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the main auditorium at Hempstead Hall. Chris Smith, dean of student services at UAHT, will deliver the charge to the senior class during the commencement ceremonies.

Candidates for graduation are expected to arrive for line-up backstage in the auditorium at Hempstead Hall by 5:30 p.m. Friday. Graduating seniors are to be dressed in caps and gowns, with cap tassels draped over the right temple until after receiving diplomas. Tassels are to be moved to the left side after returning to seating during the ceremony.

Senior class sponsor Terri Hoglund reminds students and parents that cell phones will not be allowed on stage, and no-one will be allowed on stage to take photographs during commencement ceremonies.

Diplomas will be retained until after the ceremony and will be available if all fines and other obligations are resolved prior to commencement.

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