Washington Academy

Head of School Announces Class of 2020 Countdown to Graduation



             The Class of 2020 Countdown to Graduation


Cap, Gown & Parking Pass Pickup Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the Fine Arts Lobby

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please be aware that there will be 2 parking passes

per senior available for pickup.


Professional Photography Day with Lovelle’s Lens

Thursday, June 11 & Friday, June 12, 2020, in the

Gardner Gymnasium.

A link for senior signups will be sent via email by the

Class of 2020 Senior Adviser Mrs. Chapponis.


Graduation Day, Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rain Date, Sunday, June 14, 2020

Machias Savings Bank Community Athletic Field

5:00 p.m.



Seniors will arrive by car and may bring one guest car

in addition to their own. 2 parking spaces will be

provided on the athletic field to accommodate each

senior and their guest’s vehicle. Upon arrival to

campus please present parking passes to the

designated WA representative and proceed to the

field to park.


Ceremony Procedure

Once the ceremony begins seniors will be called one

by one to the bleachers. Seniors will enter the

bleachers from the right set of stairs, pick up diplomas

and other awards. Individual senior recognition may

include Scholarship Awards, Academic Awards, and

Class Night Awards.


Seniors will pause and face the football field

momentarily, exit the bleachers using the left stairs

and stop briefly at the WA Graduation Photo Booth for

an individual photograph with their diploma.

Seniors will then return to their cars and wait for the

ceremony to conclude. The ceremony will conclude

with seniors being called to stand in front of their

vehicles for the official tassel turn and cap toss.

Ceremony Livefeed, Broadcasting, Videography

The Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be

available via Facebook LIVE, it will also be

broadcasted live on the local radio station WQDY.

Professional videographer Drones Eye View, Inc will

be in attendance for aerial video footage.

A recorded video of the ceremony will be available on

FB and YouTube a week within the ceremony and

can also be obtained by contacting