Pomp and Circumstance, this commencement ceremony is a major event and transition point for students.
The typical commencement ceremony takes place in the school auditorium, gymnasium, or football stadium. At the appointed time, the graduates march into the arena as Pomp and Circumstance is played. The students wear cap and gowns and some students may wear special insignia that denotes membership in honor societies or other significant accomplishment. The ceremony usually includes speeches by the senior class president, the valedictorian, and a guest speaker. The culminating event is the presentation of graduates and the presentation of diplomas and certificates.
The Graduation Ceremony for Fernandina Beach High School will take place on June 5, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.