It is always the intent of Lincoln County High School to celebrate excellence! We strive to recognize our students for their efforts in the classroom, on the field, and on the stage. This is also an area where we can and will continue to improve. My goal for the next school year is to build a stronger culture at LCHS based on pride and tradition. The first step toward this goal is to formerly establish guidelines and/or a policy for recognizing seniors during the graduation ceremony.
Changes were made to the recognition of graduations beginning with the Class of 2015. Lincoln County High School Administration in collaboration with teacher, student, parent, and advisory council representatives made modifications to the recognition of graduates during the ceremony in an effort to preserve the tradition and convention of the ceremony. I concur with the opinion that the graduation observance is and should be about academics.
That being said, it was the consensus of the Advisory Council, and my concurring opinion, that we permit those students who have earned the distinction as Governor’s Scholars, Roger’s Scholars, and National Merit Finalists to wear stoles signifying this accomplishment in the graduation ceremony.
Lincoln County High School will continue the spirit, pride and tradition of what it means to be a Patriot as we seek to recognize our students for their continued excellence in academics.