Celebrating the Class of 2020


The following celebratory events are forthcoming as part of the Districts efforts to highlight and celebrate or Senior Class of 2020 during this difficult time.

The following Events have been launched or are in the process of development for our Senior Class:

National Decision Day Virtual Recognition
Scholars throughout the district were asked to submit their plans for next year if they plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or trade school. Their responses were compiled into a video that was released on National Decision Day, May 1st.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian home delivery May 11th
Our top two academic scholars were delivered their official letters of recognition at their homes.

Scholar Athlete Announcement May 13th
Our top two scholar athletes were recognized virtually and in local media outlets.

Senior Celebratory Item Seniors arrived to their high school campuses and were greeted by cheers from their faculty, administrators, and staff. Seniors received a yard sign, pennant, and wristband to commemorate the Class of 2020. Seniors who could not attend were delivered their celebratory items at home. May 25th May 28th Home delivery.

Virtual High Honors Recognition June 2020
Newburgh Free Academy will release a virtual recognition highlighting scholars who achieved high honors as a result of their high school career. Students who receive the recognition of High Honors are scholars who earned a grade point average above a 89.5. We have more than 150 scholars in this category, which is more than 20% of our typical graduating class. Congratulations to our scholars!  

Scholarship Night June 18th
Newburgh Free Academy will host a virtual recognition of their annual Scholarship Night. Nearly 100 scholarships, totaling more than $125,000 will be given out at the event!   

Cap & Gown pick-up Pick up of caps and gowns will be coordinated with the high schools. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

Virtual Class of 2020 Recognition
We plan to share a virtual Class of 2020 recognition on the originally scheduled date of graduation, Thursday June 25th. This will not take the place of a graduation ceremony, but will celebrate our scholars under our current guidelines. Future plans for a graduation ceremony will be forthcoming as we receive guidance from the state.  

Graduation Celebration TBD 
We are looking at the prospect of holding a celebration on Academy Field. We know that crossing the stage on Academy Field is a long-standing transition that connects our current students to our proud alumni. We are working as diligently as we can to create a safe and celebratory experience for our seniors and their families to experience this pivotal moment. More details will become available when we receive guidance from the state. 

School store is up – with NEW Senior Class of 2020 t-shirt

Door/Yard/Window decorating Challenge – Goldback Pride! Has been posted online.

Senior Highlights – Seniors will be highlighted in a new campaign that will be posted online