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3/30/2018

Volusia 2018 Graduation Schedule Announced

Graduation ceremonies will be held for area high schools beginning May 31 and ending June 3.  Admission will be $3 per person.  Parking will be $5 for ceremonies held at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center.  Tickets will be presold at each of the high schools.  Below is a list of the district's graduation ceremonies and information related to the graduating classes of 2018.

            New this year is a bag policy for guests attending the graduation ceremonies at the Ocean Center and Edmunds Center:

  • Each ticket holder, including children, may carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse:
    • One clear bag no larger than 12"x6"x12" or a one-gallon clear Ziploc, or similar, bag
    • One small clutch bag or purse no larger than 6.5"x6.5", with or without a strap
 
  • Diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag; however, diaper bags are not permitted.
  • ​​Additional clothing, blankets, etc. are permitted if carried loosely (preferably over the shoulder to be screened more quickly) or in an approved clear bag.​
  • Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones may be carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.
 
 
Atlantic High School
Graduation: Sunday, June 3, 3:30 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 240
Senior Awards: Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m., Bethune Cookman University Performing Arts Center
Class Motto: "Our lives are before us, our pasts are behind us, but our memories are forever with us." – Anonymous
Class Song: "Congratulations" by Post Malone
Class Colors:  Coral
Class Flower:  White Rose
 
DeLand High School
Graduation: Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 500
Senior Awards: Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m., DeLand High School Auditorium
Class Motto: "Some have a story, we have a legacy"
Class Song: "Congratulations" by Post Malone
Class Colors: Green and Gold
Class Flower: Orchid
 
Deltona High School
Graduation: Sunday, June 3, noon, Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 400
Senior Awards: Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m., Deltona High School Auditorium
Class Motto: "What was once our destination is now the start of our journey."
Class Song: "We are Young" by Fun
Class Colors: Royal Blue and Silver                                                              
Class Flower: Gardenia
 
Mainland High School
Graduation: Friday, June 1, 4 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 450
Senior Awards: Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m., Peabody Auditorium
Class Motto: "Take pride in how far you have come.  Have faith in how far you can go.  But don't forget to enjoy the journey." –Michael Josephson
Class Song: "Farewell" by Rihanna
Class Colors: Blue and Gold
Class Flower: Lotus
 
New Smyrna Beach High School
Graduation: Saturday, June 2, 4 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 450
Honors Night: Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m., New Smyrna Beach High School Auditorium
Class Motto: "Today is the tomorrow we dreamed about yesterday" – Anne Marie Cline
Class Song: "Hey Ya" by Outcast
Class Colors: Red and Black
Class Flower: Red Rose
 
Pine Ridge High School
Graduation: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 391
Senior Awards: Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m., Pine Ridge High School Auditorium
Class Motto: "New situations can be intimidating. You're looking around and it's all scary and different. But you know, meeting them head on, charging right into them like a bull, that's how we grow as people." -Rick Sanchez
Class Song: "All Star" -Smash Mouth
Class Colors: Teal, Black and Gold
Class Flower: White Lotus
 
Seabreeze High School
Graduation: Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 380
Senior Awards: Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m., Seabreeze High School Auditorium
Class Motto: "You're only given a little spark of madness.  You mustn't lose it." -Robin Williams        
Class Song: "We're All In This Together" – High School Musical
Class Colors: Red and White
Class Flower: Sunflower
 
Spruce Creek High School
Graduation: Saturday, June 2, 12:30 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 620
Senior Awards: Tuesday, May 29, 7 p.m., Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center
Class Motto: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzky
Class Song:  "Congratulations" by Post Malone
Class Colors: Purple and Silver (in memory of Savanna Mohney)
Class Flower: Passion Flower
 
Taylor Middle-High School
Graduation: Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m., Edmunds Center, Stetson University
Approximate number of graduates: 149
Senior Awards: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., Taylor Middle-High School Auditorium
Class Motto: "As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own." – Michael Dell
Class Song: "See You Again" by Carrie Underwood
Class Colors: Black
Class Flower: White Rose
 
University High School
Graduation: Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m., Daytona Beach Ocean Center
Approximate number of graduates: 630
Senior Awards: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m., University High School Gymnasium
Class Motto: "The journey for the class of 2018 didn't start at the beginning, it began at the end."
Class Song: "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
Class Colors: Silver, Orange and White
Class Flower: Orange Gerbera Daisy

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