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5/29/2020 9:59:00 AM
Graduation Day--Sort of
Graduates from Lincoln Charter School will pick up their diplomas at the finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday evening.  (Photo Courtesy Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Graduates from Lincoln Charter
School will pick up their diplomas
at the finish line at Charlotte Motor
Speedway Friday evening.  

(Photo Courtesy Charlotte Motor Speedway)

Lincoln Herald Staff

It's graduation day--sort of...

West Lincoln High School will have a drive-in graduation at 7 o'clock this (Friday) evening.

172 graduating seniors from Lincoln Charter School will be going to Concord to get their diplomas, and instead of walking across a stage, they'll pick them up at the finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The giant tv screen at the race track will be used to show a variety of video speeches and more including some celebrity well-wishers.  Attendance is, of course, limited; but if you want to watch the Lincoln Charter School graduation, you can see it online at

Lincolnton High School is doing individual graduations by appointment Friday & Saturday as is East Lincoln High School.

North Lincoln High School is having a virtual graduation ceremony via YouTube and social media at 7:30 Friday evening.

The four Lincoln County Schools High Schools will also have a 'traditional' graduation the weekend of July 31st-August 1st if they aren't kept from doing that by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maiden High School held its first graduation Friday morning (May 29th) in the main gym and families were invited to make photos with their grads outside.  Maiden will have a traditional graduation at Tom Brown Stadium July 24th (rain date: July 25th).

Bunker Hill High School is scheduled to have a senior parade through Claremont Friday evening (7 PM), and a traditional graduation July 25th in the football stadium unless it rains, if it does, then in the gym.

Bandys will have its early graduation Saturday morning (football field unless it rains, if it does, in the gym) but the traditional graduation there is set for the evening of July 24th at Garry Butler Stadium; if it rains, it will be Saturday morning August 8th instead.

Fred T. Foard will have its early graduation Saturday at 10 AM either in the stadium or gym, depending on the weather.  The traditional graduation at Foard will be the evening of July 24th (rain date: the morning of July 25th).

Gaston County Schools won't have any traditional graduations, but will instead have a mixed celebration.  Graduates will walk across the stage in 10-minute increments with up to eight family members allowed to attend.

Gaston County Schools will also have a 'virtual' ceremony to be streamed online by each high school. That wil include pre-recorded speeches, yearbook photos of graduates and junior marshals, etc. It will be available for viewing on Facebook & YouTube June 13th.

The Lincoln Herald will be publishing a list of the graduates from the Lincoln County Schools & Lincoln Charter School.  To say the least, it has been a year quite different from any other.  We congratulate all the grads and wish them the best.

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