Alexandria, VA – High school graduation is a rite of passage in life. For the class of 2020, the collective dream of walking onstage to receive a diploma was interrupted by a strange reality. When the novel coronavirus arrived in Alexandria in early March, shutting down all of Virginia and ending the in-person school year, Alexandria City Public Schools knew that other arrangements would have to be made to honor T.C Williams High School‘s graduating seniors.
On Saturday, June 13, a virtual ceremony will be held to recognize the hard work and dedication of each member of the class of 2020.
All Alexandria residents are invited to participate in a community-wide display of appreciation. The George Washington Masonic Memorial will be lighted in red, white, and blue. Residents are encouraged to decorate their houses and porches with lights of the same colors.
The 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony can be viewed on ACPS-TV (Channel 71), the ACPS Facebook page, and HEREat 9:30 a.m.
This year’s keynote speaker is former T.C. track and field standout and Olympic hopeful Noah Lyles. Other speakers scheduled are: ACPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., T.C. Principal Peter Balas, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), and 2020 Class President Amiya Chisolm.
Graduation is always a big day. So please show your support!