Register Family with Graduating Student or Students (twins?) for 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony.
This year's PHAA Virtual Graduation Ceremony is set for Monday June 7, 2021, at 7:00pm-- like last year, this will be a VIRTUAL VIDEO CEREMONY. Each family submits a short graduation video showing them awarding their diploma to their graduate, plus saying a few words about the meaning of their homeschooling journey.
- May 24, 2021 is the last date that you can register to participate in the ceremony -- $10 per family. You do so by submitting this form with its $10 fee.
- May 31, 2021 is the deadline to post your short graduation video. You'll be able to upload your short video at this link. When you do so you will also submit your student's 50 word "bio" which we will draw from to present on the screen at the time we include your graduation video.
- May 31, 2021 is the deadline to post a student 5 minute (or less) optional performance. You would film your student's performance, and we would add them to the video. Again, this is optional, but we will almost certainly include every submitted performance that is appropriate. You'll be able to upload your student's performance at this link
- The Graduation Ceremony Video will be available for viewing in the PHAA Video channel and will premier at 7pm on June 7-- this is a wonderful 'keepsake' you can share with extended family and or look back on any time! You might want to arrange your own Zoom video with extended family right afterwards! Or you can join our general ZOOM graduation video immediately afterwards on June 7. We will share the link with you when you register for the ceremony so that you can email it to friends and families.
Last year's virtual ceremony was a great success. PHAA Board Member Laszlo Pasztor started it off with a meaningful and inspiring invocation. Then Patti Stoudt gave a wonderful and inspiring commencement speech. Senator Pat Toomey gave his congratulations from his office in Washington. The graduates who performed were all poised. Then each family's presentation was introduced with five photos and the graduate's biography read aloud, followed by creative and often emotion-packed presentations recorded by each family, culminating when the families moved the graduate's tassel to show that the student had graduated. Check out last year's 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony-- you'll see the full range of creative approaches each family took in sharing their story and get inspired to start planning your part for this year's production. Use those video skills you've developed over this past year!
We are planning to have another great ceremony this year! We will publish more details, including the name of our commencement speaker, as soon as that info becomes available.
Tell your family that they can find the ceremony at 7:00pm on June 7 by going to the Ceremonies page on the PHAA website and keep refreshing the page until the link appears at the top of the page. Alternatively, they can go to the PHAA YouTube page and access the video from there.