After much careful thought and consideration, officials have decided to move the Valdosta High School Graduation indoors. The ceremony will take place at the new Valdosta High School gymnasium located at 4590 Inner Perimeter Road. The threat of impending thunderstorms with lightning was the determining factor.
According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, “Since 2000, lightning has been the #2 weather-related killer in Georgia, behind tornadoes. Lightning on average kills one to two people in Georgia each year, and injures an average of 12 people.”
Graduates have been given 6 tickets each. Valdosta City Schools will also provide a free, live stream of the ceremony. Click here ( https://bit.ly/1Xn1x16 ).
Graduates should be at the gymnasium by 5:30 pm and guests will be allowed in at 6:00 pm. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. While we understand that this situation is not ideal, we must consider the safety of our students and guests.