Seniors celebrate accomplishments

    Colorful additions added to the cap and gown

    The 2024 senior year is ending, and seniors will be graduating to the next step. Some seniors who have accomplished specific class requirements may have received graduation cords.

    The cord’s purpose in graduating is to show whether students have maintained or accomplished particular necessities in specific classes. 

    “Everyone has different requirements to receive a cord. The basic requirements are two years in a program and a 3.0 GPA. The academics you can get a cord in are CTE, Yearbook/Newspaper, Student Council, Media, Skills USA, and JROTC,” Chad Shugart, senior class sponsor, explained.

    To receive a cord is to show that scholars have what it takes to be in that class. Graduation cords are long, thin, colorful ropes/ tassels based on what elective students are in and are worn around the neck during ceremonies such as graduation. 

    The academics are yellow, silver, and red, with some being red, white, and blue. The cords also vary in different color combinations, including gold and black, royal blue and silver, maroon and white, and red and silver.  

    Seniors will walk across the graduation stage with colorful cords representing their hard work. The ceremony will be held on June 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Freeman Coliseum, and Patriots will come to celebrate their seniors’ accomplishments.

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