DuBois, PA – Graduation for DuBois Area High School has tentatively been scheduled for Friday, May 29, and we’ll be broadcasting it on Sunny 106 so everyone can celebrate and enjoy the ceremony safely!

The speeches and performances will be prerecorded with equipment and services offered by Tri-County Church.

Then, after caps and gowns arrived, the graduates and their immediate families can meet at either Mansell Stadium or (if it rains) the middle school to be filmed having their name announced, walking across the field or stage, and receiving their diploma.

These will be done in 10-minute intervals, to adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

The goal is to film all parts of the graduation ceremony separately in advance by May 18, which will then be compiled together as one virtual ceremony virtual by Brennan Bell from Tri-County Church.

Then on May 29, starting at 6:30 p.m., graduates will meet in their vehicles in the middle school parking lot for a planned driving parade. The parade starts at 7pm.

We’ll be broadcasting that live graduation ceremony on Sunny 106 on May 29, as the students watch the pre-recorded video from their cars at the DuBois Area High School starting at 9:15-9:30pm.

You can listen to the ceremony along with them on the radio and feel pride in our DuBois Class of 2020 who have accomplished so much under new and difficult circumstances.

Below is the schedule of events for Friday, May 29th:

  1. All students who have satisfied their graduation requirements will be able to pick up their diploma at the High School according to the following schedule:
    • 8:00am – 10:00am – Graduates with last names beginning with A-G
    • 10:00am – 12:00pm – Graduates with last names beginning H-O
    • 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Graduates with last names beginning P-Z
  1. Students and Parents who wish to participate in our 2020 Parade of Graduates through town will need to report to the High School between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Parade participants must be at the HS with their vehicle no later than 6:30pm to be placed in the parade line-up. (Please Note: Due to parade permit regulations, the Parade will be limited to one vehicle per graduate. Family members are welcome to ride along with or drive their graduate. Graduates may also ride together with other graduates if they would like to do so.)
  • Graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles (ex. Sign with Name, HS Activities, Future Plans, etc.)
  • Due to safety regulations (oncoming traffic will not be closed down), all parade participants must remain inside their vehicles throughout the parade.
  • Please Note: In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for our parade and outdoor viewing of the ceremony will be Saturday, May 30th. A final determination on these events and any accompanying announcements to utilize the rain date will be made by 3:00pm on Friday, May 29th.
  1. The parade will depart from DAHS at 7:00pm
    • For those planning to select a location to watch the parade, here is the route:
      • Depart from DAHS and continue down Division St. to the 4-way stop,
      • Turn Left onto Beaver Drive and continue to Shaffer Rd,
      • Turn Right onto Shaffer Road and continue to Maple Ave,
      • Turn Right onto Maple Ave. and continue to light at Brady St. Sheetz,
      • Turn Left onto Brady St and continue over the Sandy Bridge,
      • Turn Right onto Dixon Ave and continue to red light on Main St. by the hospital,
      • Turn Right onto Main St. and continue to intersection of Long Ave,
      • Continue down Long Ave. to intersection with Brady St.
      • Turn Left onto Brady Street and continue down Liberty Blvd.
      • Turn Right at intersection of 255 and proceed back to HS Student Pkg. Lot to prepare for viewing of the Graduation ceremony on the large outdoor screen.
  1. At approximately 9:15pm, the pre-recorded 2020 DAHS Commencement Ceremony will begin playing on the large outdoor screen. We must wait until it is dark enough for the video to be clearly seen on the large outdoor screen. (Please Note: Due to the fact that our parking lot has 250 spaces with a good vantage point of the outdoor screen, only those vehicles who participate in the parade will be permitted to park in the student lot to view the ceremony. Also, to remain in compliance with current COVID-19 guidelines, we must ask for your cooperation with remaining inside your vehicles during the outdoor viewing. Restroom facilities will also be available at the High School.)
  • Please keep in mind, the goal of showing the ceremony in the parking lot is to provide an opportunity for members of our Class of 2020 to view the entire ceremony together in one location while still remaining in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Because the link to our ceremony will be made available to everyone through our district website, we encourage family and friends to plan their own private watch parties of our graduation ceremony to help celebrate this wonderful occasion!
  • This ceremony will also be broadcast live over Sunny 106.5 FM
  • The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes in length.