Conway High virtual graduation Sunday

A virtual graduation ceremony is planned Sunday, May 17, to celebrate the Conway High School Class of 2020.

The public is invited to view the ceremony, which will be live streamed on Conway Corporation’s Channels 5 and 585, our Conway Schools Mobile App, and on Conway Corporation’s YouTube Channel at 3 p.m. Sunday. It will also be replayed at 6 p.m. Sunday night (May 17), as well at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Monday (May 18), Wednesday (May 20), Thursday (May 21) and Saturday (5/23) on Channel 5 and 585.

The virtual graduation, a first for Conway High School, will not only include all of the traditional elements of the graduation program, but also features student interview clips, photo montages and other special senior memories to help commemorate the Class of 2020.

Speeches normally given by the class valedictorian and others during the live ceremony were pre-taped, following specific guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Arkansas State Department of Health.

The names of 713 graduating seniors will also be read, noting Honor Graduates and Career Focus Completers, as a picture of the student is shown.

Conway Corporation produced the event for the district, continuing the outstanding partnership that has been ongoing for more than a decade.

“We are excited to partner with Conway Corp to present this virtual graduation for the Class of 2020,” said Dr. Greg Murry, superintendent of Conway Public Schools. “In these very uncertain times, it is a great way to ensure that our graduates are recognized in a meaningful way for their academic accomplishments.”  

“Our company was created more than 90 years ago to support education in Conway,” said Conway Corp CEO Bret Carroll. “We’re proud to continue our tradition of broadcasting Conway High’s graduation ceremonies and wanted the Class of 2020 to be honored in a memorable way during these unprecedented times for graduates and their families.”