Edmond Public Schools seniors are scheduled to graduate in commencement ceremonies Friday, May 21. The ceremonies will be held simultaneously at 7 p.m. at all three high school stadiums.
Graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed. Live-stream links will be provided as soon as they become available.
The 2020-2021 senior class includes 162 valedictorians and 51 salutatorians.
Graduating seniors have been offered more than $10M in scholarship money to date. Two students from the graduating class: Celina Zhao from Edmond Memorial and Xinyu “Nicole” Zhou from Edmond Santa Fe will be attending Yale University, one of the most selective of all Ivy League schools.
In addition, Ryan Bussert and Tyler Jamison from Edmond Memorial High School received appointments to the Air Force Academy and West Point respectively. They join an elite group of roughly 4000 men and women nationwide (from the tens of thousands who apply) to be selected to attend one of the nation’s military service academies.
“All of our graduates will have stories to tell their grandchildren one day about how they adapted and persevered to finish their high school coursework during one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “We applaud their tenacity and resourcefulness and can’t wait to recognize their many accomplishments.”
Are Tickets or Masks Required?
A ticket is not needed for admission to graduation ceremonies. Family groups will be asked to sit together in the stadium and to physically distance themselves from other groups when possible. Masks are highly recommended but not required for guests. Graduating seniors will not be required to wear masks.