GRADUATION: Hillsborough Goes Virtual, Pasco Goes Outdoors

TAMPA -- Two Tampa Bay area counties are making changes to their high school graduation plans after the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

The Hillsborough school district is giving up on in-person ceremonies after weeks of working on logistics to make them work with social distancing. Hillsborough will now produce virtual graduation videos. The district will allow students to "drive by" and pick up diplomas, and take a picture with the principal.

Meantime, the Pasco school district is moving graduation ceremonies outdoors, after being told the Yuengling Center at USF can't accommodate graduations. In-person graduation ceremonies have been scheduled from July 17 through July 31, mostly at the schools' stadiums. Each graduate is allowed to bring two guests, and there will be social distancing.

Graduation dates and times are listed below (courtesy PCSD):

Friday, July 17

Fivay High School

7:30 p.m.

FHS Stadium

Zephyrhills High School

7:30 p.m.

ZHS Stadium

Wesley Chapel High School

7:30 p.m.

WCHS Stadium

Saturday, July 18

Land O’Lakes High School

8 p.m.

LOLHS Stadium

Monday, July 20

Pasco eSchool

7:30 p.m.

Crews Lake MS Cafeteria

Wednesday, July 22

Sun Lake High School

8:30 a.m.

SLHS Stadium

Wendell Krinn Technical High School

6 p.m.

WKTHS Gymnasium

Friday, July 24

Cypress Creek High School

7:30 p.m.

CCHS Stadium

JW Mitchell High School

7:30 p.m.

JWMHS Stadium

Pasco High School

7:30 p.m.

PHS Stadium

Saturday, July 25

Gulf High School

9 a.m.

JW Mitchell Stadium

Wednesday, July 29

Marchman Technical College

7:30 p.m.

WKTHS Stadium

Friday, July 31

River Ridge High School

7:30 p.m.

RRHS Stadium

Anclote High School

7:30 p.m.

AHS Stadium

Hudson High School

7:30 p.m.

HHS Stadium

Wiregrass Ranch High School

7:30 p.m.

WRHS Stadium

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