Due to the coronavirus pandemic, high school seniors across the nation had an abrupt end to their last school year and missed out on so many wonderful traditions. Prom was cancelled, college tours put on hold and for many high school seniors, walking across the stage in their cap and gown seemed impossible due to social distancing requirements.
Thanks to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, high school seniors in Cabarrus County will get their own unique drive in, drive through graduation ceremony! How cool is that?!
"To comply with recommended social distancing practices, each graduate and his or her immediate family will be invited to enter the speedway infield and park in front of the 16,000-square-foot Speedway TV, where a commencement address will be broadcast drive-in movie style. Families and guests will be limited to one car per graduate and required to remain in the vehicle along with the student. Following the graduation message, cars will be directed onto the track for a commencement processional to the start/finish line, where each graduate will receive his or her diploma, live on Speedway TV. Graduates will remain in their cars and proceed on the legendary track through Turns 1 and 2 before exiting the speedway along the backstretch.
Only vehicles with a graduating senior will be allowed in the infield and spectators will not be allowed in the grandstands per guidelines from the Cabarrus Health Alliance to limit large gatherings."
You can see the graduation schedule below. You can get all the graduation details www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/cabcograds20
Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School
8:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020
Performance Learning Center
8:45 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020
Cabarrus Early College of Technology
10:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020
Central Cabarrus High School
12:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020
Cox Mill High School
4:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020
Hickory Ridge High School
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020
Jay M. Robinson High School
9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020
Mount Pleasant High School
12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020
Northwest Cabarrus High School
4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020
Concord High School
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020