When are Center County High School Graduations?
As the school year draws to a close, high schools in Center County have begun preparing for commencement ceremonies.
While last year’s ceremonies had limited capacities due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, this year’s events have fewer restrictions but still make live streaming available in most cases.
With hundreds of seniors across the county marching at graduation ceremonies in late May and early June, here’s a look at the details of each event.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy
9:30 a.m. May 21 at the Robert and Alice Thomas Student Life Center
The baccalaureate mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a short break before the start of the ceremony in the school gymnasium. Twenty-eight seniors will graduate and the event will be broadcast live on the school sports site. Students are limited to eight guests and have been issued tickets to the event. As parking is limited, families are encouraged to carpool to the event.
State College Area High School
6 p.m.-9 p.m. June 3 at the memorial grounds
Ticket reservation forms have been emailed to families and the ceremony will be streamed live for those unable to attend. There are 582 students graduating from State High this year.
Penns Valley Area High School
6:30 p.m. June 3 at Sportsfield
No tickets are required for participation as the event is held outdoors. There are 111 students in the class of 2022, but the number of early walkers will be determined after the finals are over. The event has been broadcast live by C-Net in the past, but the district could not confirm whether it will be broadcast live this year.
Bald Eagle High School
7 p.m. June 3 at the stage of the elders
No tickets are required for the Bald Eagle Opening Ceremony and the event will be streamed on the neighborhood website. One hundred and thirty-three seniors are expected on stage during the ceremony.
Philipsburg-Osceola High School
7 p.m. June 3 at the multipurpose field
No tickets are needed as the event is held outdoors and there is plenty of space for friends and family of the 121 senior graduates.
Grace Prep High School
6 p.m. June 3 at Camp Kanesatake
Grace Prep’s 19 seniors will graduate outdoors at Camp Kanesatake in Spruce Creek. The event will be broadcast live on the school The Facebook page.
Center County Christian Academy
6 p.m. June 3 at Center County Christian Academy
Three seniors will graduate from school in June. Tickets are not required for family or friends wishing to attend the event.
Bellefonte area high school
6 p.m. June 9 at Rogers Stadium
As the ceremony takes place outdoors, no tickets are necessary. If the ceremony moves indoors due to inclement weather, students will be issued tickets so families can enter. The number of graduating students has not yet been confirmed and will be set closer to the graduation date.