When the school year began, students would have never thought they'd be holding graduation ceremonies at Texas Motor Speedway. That's what happened for students from schools throughout the Denton County area, who have been taking part in ceremonies at the race track due to social-distancing concerns.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, family members were allowed to park on the racetrack infield and could watch the ceremony on the "Big Hoss TV" screen on a live feed.
All school districts in Denton County are taking part in graduation ceremonies at Texas Motor Speedway including Aubrey ISD; Argyle ISD; Denton ISD; Krum ISD; Lake Dallas ISD; Lewisville ISD; Little Elm ISD; Northwest ISD; Pilot Point ISD; Ponder ISD; Sanger ISD and Westlake Academy.
"We were glad to be able to provide some ideas to our area superintendents on how in-person graduation ceremonies can continue," said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. "We know this is an important rite of passage for our Denton County seniors and their families."
"A great deal of thanks and appreciation for this program must go to Judge Andy Eads and his staff for their significant efforts in making this idea come to fruition in what was really a very short amount of time," said Eddie Gossage, President and General Manager of Texas Motor Speedway. "A high school graduation ceremony is such an important achievement and lifelong memory for students as well as their families and friends. We are honored by the opportunity to support each and every Denton County high school graduate as best we can in these difficult times."
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