After waiting months to cross the stage, Jean Ribault High School held their 62nd Commencement ceremony at their Alvin White Stadium with parents and family members in attendance.
More than 300 students graduated sharing the class motto, “If you want it, you gotta see it with a clear eyed view.” The students entered the stadium to thie class song, the school class song, “One Man can Change the World,” by Big Sean and John Legend. The program included the Pledge of Alliance and the National Anthem performed by Saxophonist Gerrod Kendrick. Graduating senior Emi-Jah I. Harris presented the senior inspirational message to his peers to prepare them for the new normal Covid-19 world. Other presenters included Duval County School Board Member Darryle Willie and Principal Dr. Gregory D. Bostic.
There are quite a few requirements to attend a graduation in Duval County. Among some of the mandatory requirements are that tickets are required, regardless of age, to enter the venue.
All guests are required to wear face coverings at all times and social distancing guidelines will be in place. To maintain social distancing, parties will be seated as they enter the stadium. Guests will not be able to hold or reserve any seats.
Graduates are seated in every other seat and every other row. Since this will not allow a full 6ft of social distancing, graduates will be required to wear their face coverings at all times as well.
Shown are Ribault students preparing to graduate.