Graduation Information 2024

Graduation Ceremony- Saturday, May 25th   – 10:00 a.m. White Field

* If you plan to walk at graduation you MUST attend practice on Friday May 24th 

    (Graduation Practice will be held at 10 am on Friday May 24th at White Field)

Graduation (Saturday May 25th

  1. Assemble at White Field by 9:15 a.m. on Saturday May 25th (traffic and parking will be difficult after 9:15 am).

  1. Enter by the south gate (visitors’ side) and line up as instructed at practice.

  1. Diplomas will be handed out immediately following the ceremony under the goalposts at the east end of the field.

  1. Photographers are required to remain off the field during the ceremony.  If you want a graduation picture, re-enactment pictures may be taken at the podium by parents after the ceremony.   

  1. In case of inclement weather:

Graduation is Saturday May 25th at 10 am, We will do everything possible to hold the ceremony outdoors at White Field. If weather is bad, graduation will be delayed in the following order: Saturday at 2 pm, then 6 pm. If all of Saturday is a rainout, we will move graduation to Sunday 2 pm, and then to 6 pm, (6 pm Sunday will be indoors at Jimmy Allen Gymnasium unless otherwise noted). Please visit the NCS Website for announcements and updates. Information will also be available on X (formerly known as Twitter).

  • If graduation is held indoors, each senior will receive three guest tickets. (tickets will be given to seniors at graduation practice).

General Information for Seniors/Parents at Graduation

  1. Students must wear cap and gown. Tassels are worn over the right eye.  Do not change until directed. Honor cords should be worn properly.  The double cords should be draped from back of neck to front with tassels in front.  If you tie the cords together with a knot in the middle and put the knot under your collar, the honor cords will look neat and stay in place.

  1. The graduation gowns are very thin. If you are wearing a white gown, you should be dressed in white or very light colors.  If you are wearing a crimson gown, you should wear dark colors.  Shirts should have a collar; a tie is optional.  NO SHORTS. NO JEANS. NO FLIP-FLOPS.  If you show up in jeans, shorts, or flip-flops, you will not participate in the ceremony. 


  1. No cap or gown decorations permitted (except honor cords awarded by NCS).

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