Senior Class

2021 Jefferson Forest Graduation Procedures

Saturday, May 29

5:00 pm

Williams Stadium, Liberty University


BREAKING NEWS!

We are excited to announce that there will no longer be a 10 guest limit per graduate for the graduation ceremony.   Tickets will not be required for entrance into Williams Stadium.  All staff and graduates must wear masks during the ceremony except when graduates are receiving their diplomas. Graduates will wear their JFHS mask that will be distributed by line leaders on the day of graduation.  Guests who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face covering.  


Graduation is on Saturday, May 29 at 5:00 pm at Williams Stadium on the campus of Liberty University; Marie F. Green Hall, 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24502.  Masks & social distancing will be required for this event.  JF will distribute masks for seniors on graduation day using gloves & individually bagged masks.


*Due to potentially very hot weather on the day of graduation, May 29, the dress code for the ceremony will be relaxed. Dress code will still follow the BCPS policy and clothing worn under the graduation robes must be appropriate.


Parking 


  • Parking will be available in the Speakman Lot (handicap accessible; across from the stadium and next to Gate #1), Bailey Lot (beside the baseball field and next to Gate #4); and Lahaye lot next to Gate #5.  See maps below.  

  • LU has assured us that there are plenty of handicap spaces available in the Speakman Lot, but if you need to drop off a guest, you may do so in the Luurtsema Lot, next to Gate #3, and proceed to Gate #1.  You may NOT park in this lot.  


Graduate Arrival


  • All graduates must arrive and check in NO LATER than 4:00 pm.  When you enter the stadium, make your way to the field on the North end of the stadium (toward the Jumbotron) near Gate #4.  Walk along the concourse to the steps leading to the Football Operations Center (Jumbotron).

  • ONLY STUDENTS AND FACULTY ARE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD

  • GRADUATES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BRING OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS.  Water will be provided for the graduates if necessary. There will be cooling stations set up to the right of the stage if graduates are feeling faint.  There will also be Fire & Rescue on stand-by if needed.    

  • Check in with your line leader who will make sure that you are in alphabetical order.  It WILL be HOT, so make sure you are dressed accordingly.  Remember that they relaxed the dress code to account for the heat.  

  • Line leaders will distribute new and matching masks for all graduates.  You must wear your mask at all times on the field, except for when you receive your diploma.  

  • You may ONLY wear the honor cords and stoles given to you by Bedford County Public Schools, CVCC or CVGS.  NO OTHER MEDALS OR HONOR BADGES WILL BE PERMITTED.   Caps may NOT BE DECORATED!  These are Bedford County Policy.

  • Sunglasses are permitted on the field, but please take them off when your row gets up to receive your diploma.  You may also remove your mask ONLY when your row gets up.  


Guest Seating


  • As of May 24, 2021, we are still requiring one ticket for each guest.  Tickets will be collected at the door (Gates #1, 4 and 5).  Programs will be available at the door.  

  • Tickets are for general seating and not assigned seating.  Seating is available on either side of the field.  Handicap seating is along the concourse on the entry level.  It is limited, so please allow our handicapped guests to have these seats.  Every seat will have a view of the jumbotron so that you will be able to see your graduate receive their diploma (cover).  

  • The ceremony will be live streamed, links can be found on the Bedford County Schools website.


The Processional and  Ceremony


  • Students will be marching out in two lines, by alphabetical order starting out at 5:00 pm.  See the list below to find out which line each graduate will be in.  

  • After the speakers have delivered their readings and speeches, the graduates will line up to receive their diploma (covers) from Mr. Wilson.  They will proceed in alphabetical order.  Please refrain from loud noise and air horns, as this may interfere with the reading of the next graduate’s name.  

  • Each row will get up, one at a time, as dismissed by the graduation director.  Graduates will proceed to the edge of the stage and wait for their name to be called.  When you receive your diploma (cover) and take your picture, proceed back to your row and seat along the left side.  

  • After the ceremony, graduates will exit the stadium and pick up their diplomas from the school counselors.  Graduates will exit the stadium to meet their families. NO ONE is allowed entry onto the field after graduation.  





Graduation Photos


  • Commencement photos will be taken by a photographer with Lifetouch.  Visit events.lifetouch.com and sign up to receive your graduation photo proofs to view and order.  Complimentary proofs will be sent to your home and you can place an order if you want to purchase them. 

Student Rows

Row #

Student Names

Faculty Leader

1

Abbott - Beck

Cynthia Taylor

2

Bell - Burton

David Gleitz

3

Butler - M. Coleman

Kevin Canada

4

S. Coleman - DeBass

Heather Hevener

5

DeBerry - C. Elliott

Amanda Lightfoot

6

K. Elliott - F. Gandy

Katelyn Overstreet

7

Garrett - Harrison

Diana Branch

8

Hart - Howard

Steve MacCord

9

Hubbard - Kidd

Ryan Gilleland

10

Kirn - Loe

Ryan Brown

11

Lovell - McReynolds

Stuart Gibbs

12

Mele - A. Novak

Brian Miller

13

F. Novak - Qualls

Rick Kennedy

14

Quintana - Sanders

Bryan Munson

15

Sandidge - Spradlin

Colby DelBene

16

Stalnaker - Uttley

Ryan Marno

17

Valenzuela - Whorley

Rebekah Hager

18

Wigand - Zuidema

Brady Taylor



Senior Class Faculty Advisor

Theresa Price, tprice@bedford.k12.va.us 


Senior Photos and Graduation Pictures

Alicia Morgan, alicia.morgan@bedford.k12.va.us


If you have questions about any other events please contact your Senior Parent Advisors.

Senior Parent Advisors

Mary Beth Hunter mhunter@bedford.k12.va.us Cathy Maggi maggifam4@gmail.com

Kris Paul kpaul@bedford.k12.va.us Lashelle Elliott lashelle.elliott@bedford.k12.va.us


Caps, Gowns, Announcements and Tassels have been distributed to students. If you did not pick yours up, come by Room 4003S to get them from me. If you have not yet ordered,
 You can access the order website at:  https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home.   You must order a cap, gown and tassel at least.  If you have an older sibling with a black cap and gown, then you only need to order the tassel.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at tprice@bedford.k12.va.us.


Sincerely,

Theresa Price

Senior Class Faculty Advisor


 

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