You have finished your senior year at Hunterdon Central under unusual, challenging circumstances. We admire and salute your perseverance, achievements, and positive attitude! It's been an honor working with you for the last four years. We wish you much happiness, many adventures, and fulfillment in all your future endeavors!
This webpage includes information on Graduation 2020, Senior Events, and Senior Recognitions. It will be updated as new information and directives are received from our State and County governments, so check back often. We'll also be emailing any updates or new information to our seniors and their families.
We are working with the Department of Health, the Raritan Township Police, and the Division of Emergency Management to arrange for pickup of caps and gowns, tassels, lawn signs, and other items for seniors.
Individual emails with a day and time for cap and gown pickup were sent out on May 19. Pickup days and times were May 21 and May 22. Emails will be sent with arrangements for pickup of other items. Any senior who has not picked up a cap & gown, or needs to arrange a special pickup, should email: email@example.com
After picking up caps & gowns, we'll be asking every senior student to take a cap & gown "selfie" that will be featured in the presentation of graduates, during our Virtual Graduation. Specific details on how to upload the cap & gown photo will be emailed to each senior student and parent.
Instructions on how to take the cap & gown photo and post it to a google form have been emailed to every senior student and parent. You can also view the instructions here: Instructions for Cap & Gown Photo.
In compliance with a directive from the Office of the Governor, Hunterdon Central will host:
Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Our Virtual Graduation will be held on Zoom and will feature components of a traditional Hunterdon Central Graduation including but not limited to:
- Opening Processional featuring Pomp & Circumstance
- Singing of the National Anthem
- Speeches by the Valedictorian, Senior Speaker, Principal, Superintendent, Board of Education President, and Class of 2020 Vice Principal
- Presentation of the Graduates
- Turning of the Tassels
- Tossing of Caps
- Singing of the Alma Mater
- Recessional, featuring Hunterdon Central's traditional "Star Wars Theme"
Please note that all music featured in our virtual ceremony will be played by Hunterdon Central orchestra students, led by Mr. Magalio and Mr. Kenny. The National Anthem will be sung by Hunterdon Central choral students, led by Ms. Colton and Ms. Petrushan .
We are all extremely disappointed that we won't be together on Stewart Field on June 19th, but we are determined to make this Virtual Graduation a true Central celebration.
We will be sending seniors and their families an invitation to the Virtual Graduation with complete instructions on how to join us virtually for this celebration.
Signs that we are thinking of you!
Although we can't be together, we want you to know that we miss you and celebrate your achievements.
We're working with the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and other groups to encourage all local businesses in our communities to post signs and decorations honoring our seniors. Look for them in the coming weeks. We'll also be creating a webpage that features messages to you from our community. Look for that during the month of June 2020! if you'd like to help with this effort, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For community members and businesses who are interested in celebrating our seniors, information is included in this letter: Letter from the Superintendent Re: Celebrating Our Seniors
Listen to the Love!
At 6:30 PM on Friday, June 19, we'll be asking everyone in our community to let you hear the love and congratulations. We're coordinating an effort to have our community members honk their horns, ring bells, bang on pots, and shout out congratulations to an outstanding graduation class. Be sure to be outside your homes or in your doorways, so you can hear their cheers for you! Then hurry in to watch our Virtual Graduation Ceremony.
After mandating a virtual graduation for all New Jersey high schools, Governor Murphy loosened restrictions to include the possibility of a parade of cars to celebrate graduates.
We are currently in the planning stages to host this event at Hunterdon Central's campus. We'll be sending out details like time, date, and a plan for the celebration as soon as we get clearance from our county health department and office of emergency management. Check back for updates, and watch your email for details.
We will celebrate and honor our seniors throughout the month of June with special postings on our website and on Hunterdon Central's Youtube Channel, and televisoin programs aired on HCTV- Comcast Channel 27.
Our calendar of recognitions includes:
- Messages from Class Councils, Administrators, Advisors, Coaches & Staff
- Local Scholarship Awards
- Senior Awards
- Fine Arts Recognitions & Concerts'
- Athletic Highlights and Recognitions
- Highlights from Clubs & Activities
- A Special Recognition for the Cast of Evita
- Send-off Messages from HC Staff
A calendar of senior recognitions will be emailed to all seniors and their parents, and posted on this webpage, as soon as it is finallized.
With our current restrictions, it is not possible to have a Senior Prom on June 12, as we originally planned. We know this is a serious disappointment to our seniors. Ms. Kania and the Senior Class Council sent out a brief survey to all seniors to gauge interest and preferences for an event later in the summer or fall, when restrictions are lifted. Many seniors responded, we have their preferences, and our Class Council has begun investigating possibilities for the future. We will send out information on any possible alternatives as soon as we know how and when restrictions will be lifted.
We remain hopeful that we will be able to welcome our seniors and their families back to our campus sometime in the near future. We are investigating a number of different options to celebrate with you. As soon as we get clear information from the Governor's Office, we can begin planning for additional in-person celebrations.
In the meantime, we intend to give our seniors and their families the best possible send-off, recognitions and celebrations we can, within the limits of these challenging times. We're all making history and, in years to come, we hope to be able to say, "It had to be done, and we did it!"
Hoping to see you all very soon!