Rock Rapids, IA (April 14, 2016) – As the end of the school year approaches, Ignite Christian Academy seniors from across the globe are preparing to participate in the online school’s regional and virtual graduation ceremonies.
The 89 seniors registered to participate reside in 30 states, the U.S. territory of Guam, and four countries, including The Bahamas, Canada, Nigeria, and The Philippines.
“Graduation is always an exciting time of year for our seniors,” ICA Principal Joseph Bakker said. “For many students, the regional ceremonies are the first opportunity they have to meet their classmates in person. It’s fun to watch them get acquainted and celebrate their years of hard work together.”
Each regional ceremony is a traditional cap and gown event that includes a special welcome, a challenging address to the graduates, the presentation of diplomas, and a reception for the class of 2016 and their guests following the ceremony. This spring, the regional ceremonies are scheduled to take place in the Dallas and Orlando areas on May 13 and June 3 respectively.
To accommodate students who are unable to travel to the regional sites, ICA also hosts a virtual graduation ceremony that is broadcast live online from the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. The 2016 virtual graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. (CT) on Friday, May 27.