June events for graduating seniors!

Students celebrate by tossing their caps after their graduation on June 8, 2023 at Black Hawk Stadium.

Photo courtesy of Jim Cromie, Bethel Park School District
Students celebrate by tossing their caps after their graduation on June 8, 2023 at Black Hawk Stadium. Photo courtesy of Jim Cromie, Bethel Park School District

“Pomp and Circumstance” is already playing through senior students’ heads.

June is the last month students in the Class of 2024 will be high school students. The days leading up to June 6 are crucial.

The last day of school for seniors is May 31.

The first event is June 3, which is the first graduation practice. The report time is 10 a.m.

At this practice, seniors will review seating, honor cords, and civics certificates.

The senior picnic will immediately follow the practice.

From June 3-5, students can get their cap and gown if they didn’t get it last month.

June 4 is the last day of school for students in grades kindergarten through 11.

For seniors, June 4 is a graduation practice date.

Seniors must be in the high school auditorium at 8:50 a.m.

After the practice, students must be off the campus, unless given previous permission by an administrator.

The same goes for  June 5.

On June 5, students will also receive tickets for the ceremony. These eight tickets will only be given out if the student has no prior obligations.

June 5, at night, is the Baccalaureate Ceremony. This event is optional for seniors and is coordinated by the High School Campus Life.

Students who would like to participate must report to the high school cafeteria by 6:45 in their caps and gowns.

June 6 is the big day: the commencement ceremony.

Ticketed seating opens at 5 p.m. whereas general admission opens up at 6:15 p.m.

Students are asked to not bring any personal items (cameras, coats, purses), as they must stay in the auditorium during the ceremony and could get lost.

M&M Photography will be present taking pictures of the graduates as they receive their diplomas.

Link to order pictures at graduation:


The ceremony will be streamed on Blackhawk TV.


Both sides of the stadium will be used. Parents are advised to ask their kids what side of the stadium they will be closest to.

There are two rain dates scheduled. June 7 at 7 p.m. and June 10 at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to all seniors for all their hard work at BPHS!

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Camryn Priddy
Camryn Priddy, Features Editor
Camryn Priddy is heading into her senior year with a positive attitude and bright outlook. She is most excited to see in her classes and in the halls her friends whom she missed over the summer. Also, she is stoked to take on the football field as a Bethette in Squad 1. So make sure to keep an eye out for her glowing smile on the field! Her future plans include going to either Slippery Rock or IUP for early education and special education as a dual major, which should be a piece of cake as she retains a 3.5 GPA!  She is also super excited to dive into her extracurriculars again this year, including yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine, and Bethettes. You may also see her keeping busy at her job as a hostess, server, or takeout person at Eat N’ Park. When asked why she decided to work there, she responded, “My two friends already worked there, and also I really needed a job.” When questioned about who keeps her motivated in her busy day-to-day life, she replied, “My mom. She has a lot of confidence and really taught me to be proud of myself.” Which shows just how much she values her family. While getting to know Camryn, you can tell that she brings warmth with her whether it's in her laugh or just the joy in her voice while she talks. When asked what her favorite thing about herself was, she replied, “My hair, because I take good care of it!” If you are ever having a bad day, talk to Camryn; it can be guaranteed that she will brighten up your day just by talking to her.   Written by: Alea Taylor, Staff Writer

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