Franklin County High School will host a most unusual graduation ceremony this Friday evening at the Mikel Clark Sports Complex.
If you are a holder of one of the eight tickets that each of the 66 graduating Seahawks has, then you can attend in person.
Otherwise, you can watch in on Facebook, or listen to it on Oyster Radio.
The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on the football field, and will be livestreamed on the official Franklin County Seahawk Facebook page beginning at 6:55 p.m.
The Class of 2020 slideshow will not be presented at the ceremony, but is posted to the Facebook page all week to honor the graduates.
A graduation celebration motorized parade preceding the ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on school district property adjacent to the Franklin County sheriff’s office, and will conclude at Vrooman Park.
School district officials have asked that all parade attendees follow Center for Disease Control guidelines and not congregate at Vrooman Park. Immediately following the parade, seniors will get into their vehicles and travel directly to the high school.
"We will take every necessary precaution to keep our graduates and their guests safe. Please understand, that we want to celebrate our seniors, but must do so with the utmost precautionary measures," reads the district announcement.
"High school graduation is an exciting and important time in the lives of our Franklin County Seahawk families. Our school administration, graduation committee, and superintendent have worked diligently to plan and prepare for an alternative, yet as traditional as possible, ceremony to celebrate our graduates and recognize all of their accomplishments," it reads.
Both ends of the county will be well-represented by their top scholars.Named as valedictorian is Alyssa Brooke Robinson, daughter of Chris and Jennifer Robinson, of Apalachicola. Named as salutatorian is Ashlynn Camille Davis, daughter of Clint and Angela Davis, of Carrabelle.
Robinson has been a member of student government throughout her high school career, and is currently president, as well as class president.
A member of Beta Club beginning in her sophomore year, she is the vice-president, and has been part of the National Honor Society both her junior and senior years.
Her future plans are to attend Florida State University to pursue a degree in marketing, or hospitality and tourism management.
Davis is graduating in three years, after she has secured all 24 of the credits required of four-year students. She is pursuing dual enrollment at Gulf Coast State College. She is a member of Beta Club and has been active in student government.
She has served as a volunteer at the state forestry office in Carrabelle, and works at BJ Pizza on St. George Island. Davis is planning to attend college in Pensacola, and to pursue a career in diagnostic medical sonography.
Also graduating with Highest Honors will be Chasity Maxine Ard, Elijah Wade Bowden, Faith Nicole Causey, Shyne-Adam Jace Faircloth, Alexandros Earl Joanos, Cade William Juno, Jayden Elex Justice, Krista Alyse Kelley, Adrian Nicole Pruett, Tyler Brice Rainwater, Sophia Hannon Robertson, Drake Travis Stanley, Madalyn Elizabeth Thompson, and Camille Elizabeth Williams.
Graduating with High Honors are Ashley Rose Davis, Gabrielle Marriam Harris, Jonathan David Jones, Hollie Victoria Larkin, Allison Julieanna Register, Keondre Tyrell Sewell, and Hannah Rashell Sweet.
Graduating with Honors are Jaylin Cierra Charles, Janacia Jocelyn Rashel, Bunyon, Allyson Paige Emswiler, Takiah Demi Ford, Wendy Feliciana Herrera, Skye Sebastian Huber, John Zander McCalpin, Teri Elizabeth Messer, Zachariah Michael Odom, Jesse Adam Ray, Jacob Troy Shirley, Stephen Issaiah Smith, Lorne Eli Whaley and Chelsie Disarae Woods.
Rounding out the class are Cale Weston Barber, William Levi Bilbo, Zoie Kristine Brown, Aurora Summer Cepull, Isaiah Joseph DeCourcey, Schuyler Jack Donahoe, Grady Willis Escobar, Kassidy Ann Fisher, Krista Laureal Fuller, Destiny Danielle Fludd, Vincent Michael Guidry, Kaytlin Diana Marriott, Haley Caprise Miller, Walter Angus Hayden Mock, Walter Eli Morris, Emma Grace Lynn Pace, Ayden James Pearson, Shaydan Dean Pearson, Ja’mela Alzae Ray, Gabriel Lake Smith, Jimmy Fred Square, Joseph Phillip Square, Lyndsey Leah Faith Stiefel, Jesse Gage Thompson, Tommy Lee Varner, Malaaky Jamal Wesley, and Kristianna Morgan Wilson.