Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013 at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown will take place on Thursday, May 30, rain or shine. The processional will begin at 6 p.m., and the ceremony will immediately follow.
Guest speaker will be Virginia Forcucci, a Sussex Tech English teacher.
Virginia "Jinni" 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. She has taught every grade level during her time at Sussex Tech. Forcucci 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, commencement ceremonies will be held in the gymnasium. Because of limited space, tickets are required by adults and children of any age to enter the school. During graduation rehearsal Wednesday, May 29, graduates will each receive three tickets for gymnasium admittance plus two run-over admittance tickets. Guests in the gymnasium are asked to 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. Handicapped 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 www.sussexvt.k12.de.us.
Graduation practice for all seniors will be held Wednesday, 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 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, in the gymnasium. More than $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, go to www.sussexvt.k12.de.us.