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Humble ISD announces updated graduation dates to celebrate the Class of 2021
Humble ISD has updated graduation information for the Class of 2021. Graduations will be:
Atascocita High School , 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 1, Turner Stadium
Rain date: 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 2
Kingwood High School, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, Turner Stadium
Rain date: 9 a.m. Thursday, June 3
Summer Creek High School, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Turner Stadium
Rain date: 9 a.m. Friday, June 4
Humble High School, 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, Turner Stadium
Rain date: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5
Kingwood Park High School, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5, Turner Stadium
Rain date: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, or Sunday, June 6
Quest Early College High School’s graduation plans remain unchanged. Quest seniors will graduate at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, inside Humble Civic Center
Humble ISD is relocating graduations from NRG Stadium, where the district originally intended to hold all of the high school graduations on May 29 except for Quest, after determining that NRG Stadium is no longer a viable option this school year.
Turner Stadium is close to home. Parking is free. Students have high school memories associated with Turner Stadium. The main advantage of NRG -- an unlimited number of guests per graduate -- was not applicable this school year. As a COVID measure, NRG would be reducing guest capacity and limiting admission by requiring tickets. Furthermore, Humble ISD will have more certainty regarding graduation dates and plans by using a facility that the school district owns.
“Humble ISD is planning memorable outdoor graduation ceremonies at Turner Stadium to celebrate our 2021 graduates,” Trey Kraemer, Assistant Superintendent for High Schools, said. “The graduations are scheduled for the night or the morning to avoid the heat of the day.”
Humble ISD plans to announce by May how many tickets will be available for each graduate after assessing the community health conditions in place in late spring. Graduates will not need a ticket. The tickets are for family and friends. TexanLive.com will generously provide free live streaming of the graduation ceremonies so that there is also the option to watch from home.
At a minimum, the district plans to issue the number of tickets issued last year: four tickets per Atascocita and Kingwood graduate; five tickets per Humble and Summer Creek graduate; and six tickets per Kingwood Park graduate. The number in each school’s Class of 2021 will determine the number of tickets to be distributed in compliance with occupancy limits and physical distancing precautions.
“Our hope is that we will be able to issue more tickets for the Turner Stadium graduations than we were able to issue in 2020,” Kraemer said.
The Turner Stadium graduations were scheduled with the largest high school, Atascocita, going first, and the smallest high school, Kingwood Park, going last to maximize efficiency with set up and staging for ceremonies held over five consecutive days.