PCHS Senior Week plans outlined

A week of special activities for seniors at Pulaski County High School – called Senior Week – gets underway this Saturday.

Newly named PCHS Principal, Jennifer Bolling outlined plans for the special week to the School Board on Tuesday.

It all starts Saturday, June 13, 2020 with a Senior Parade & Fireworks at the Motor Mile Speedway. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

Bolling said seniors may decorate their vehicles and take a “victory lap” around the speedway. Following the lap, Shelor is presenting an 18-minute fireworks display.

Bolling said the seniors’ families are welcome to attend the event, sit in the stands and enjoy concessions available at the speedway and watch the students take their laps.

Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Senior Baccalaureate will be held at Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bolling noted that this is the first time seniors will get to wear their caps and gowns.

Responding to school board member Beckie Cox’s question, Bolling said students will not be discouraged from decorating their caps this year.

Monday, June 15, 2020 – Seniors may visit Elementary and Middle Schools (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and wear their caps and gowns or other clothing representing their future plans such as college, work, military, etc.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Cougar Community Scavenger Hunt. Bolling said school year memorabilia will be placed at locations on the PCHS campus and at other schools.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – Virtual Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at the Starlite Drive-in; Christiansburg. The Most Valuable Cougar will be announced at this event, Awards Assembly information will be shown in a slide show on the big screen along with CTE honors and other senior recognitions. Bolling said there are 160 parking spots available at the Starlite and carpooling is being urged.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 – Senior Picnic/Final Tour of PCHS Campus. Seniors will gather in the grassy area outside the gym. Cafeteria staff will provide picnic boxes for the seniors. They’ll receive their yearbooks at this event as well as their honor tassels, departmental cords and medallions.

Friday, June 19, 2020 – Senior Day at Claytor Lake State Park- Free day use admission for all members of the PCHS Class of 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020 – Graduation at 10 a.m. at Dobson Stadium.  Bolling said there are plans set for a traditional commencement as well as a drive-thru version, depending on the weather.

“This will be a hugely exciting day,” she said.

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