Natchitoches Central High School will conduct the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM at Turpin Stadium on the Northwestern State University campus.
Guests will enter the stadium on the west (home) side of the stadium beginning at 8:00 AM. Graduates will enter on the east (visitor) side of the stadium at 9:00 AM.
All efforts to present the Class of 2020 with the prestige of former graduating classes from previous years have been made. The faculty and administration of NCHS are extremely proud of our graduates. This has been a very challenging year and much has been asked of our seniors as they continued the efforts they have exhibited throughout their four years of high school.
Due to Louisiana currently being in Phase II of the COVID-19 restrictions, Turpin Stadium will be limited to 50% capacity. Guests will be required to have a ticket to water the stadium. Each Senior will be issued nine tickets on Wednesday, July 8th. This will ensure compliance to Phase II requirements and ensure that we may continue as planned with the ceremony.
Graduates will need to report to the corridor of the visitor’s side of Turpin Stadium no later than 8:30 AM on the morning of graduation. Only graduates will be allowed on the visitor’s side of the stadium. Graduates will need to park by the tennis courts and walk up the hill to the visitor gate.
After the entire ceremony is complete, all guests and graduates should promptly exit the stadium. All are encouraged to practice social distancing and the wearing of a face mask is preferred. Families should maintain distance from other groups during the exiting of Turpin Stadium. Administration of NSU asks that all attendees leave campus after the conclusion of the graduation ceremony