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    2020 Questions and Answers
  • Who can attend?

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    Each graduate will be allowed to bring one car with family/friends inside.

     

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  • What kind of car can I bring?

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    A personal vehicle.

    Limousines, 10-15 passenger vans, RVs, buses, cars with trailers, commercial vehicles, or other non-personal vehicles are prohibited. Pickup trucks are ok, but there will be no passengers allowed in the bed of the truck.  If you are concerned about whether your vehicle will be allowed, contact your school and get approval.

     

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  • Can I ride a motorcycle?

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    No. Motorcycles are prohibited. All graduates must be in a personal vehicle.

     

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  • Can a car have more than one graduate in the vehicle?

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    Each car should contain only one graduate. Graduates will ride in the front, passenger seat.

     

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  • Are rental cars ok?

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    If the rental car qualifies as a personal vehicle, then yes.

     

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  • How will I get my diploma?

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    Graduates will drive ‘across the finish line’ with their family and friends. The diploma will be presented by the principal and broadcast on the Speedway TV, a giant HD video board in the speedway’s infield.

     

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  • Will the ceremony be the same?

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    Graduate pictures will stream across the Speedway TV as they arrive as in previous years and a short welcome and speech will take place, but the majority of the time will be spent driving across the finish line and celebrating each graduate. In this special year of school closures where we have to maintain social distancing and safety, our goal was to provide our graduates and their families with a unique experience.

     

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  • Will I get to walk across the stage?

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    Graduates will drive across the finish line with their family and friends. The principal will hand each graduate his/her diploma.

     

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  • Can I wear my cap and gown?

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    Yes. Graduates will wear the traditional commencement attire with cap, gown, and any honorary regalia.

     

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  • How will I be able to hear the ceremony?

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    The Charlotte Motor Speedway is equipped with an FM station.  Upon arrival, the station will be posted around the speedway.  Graduates and their families will tune in to the station and hear the entire ceremony through their cars.

     

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  • What happens after I cross the finish line?

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    Graduates and their families will follow a route through the speedway and exit. Although this is not our traditional practice, it is necessary to maintain social distancing, provide safety, and allow time for all graduates to receive their diploma.

     

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  • Will there be a rehearsal?

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    Not this year. Graduates and their families will arrive approximately 60-90 minutes before the ceremony. Speedway staff will direct each car from start to finish.

     

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  • Will there be a live stream for the graduation ceremonies?

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    Yes. Each ceremony will be streamed live on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s YouTube channel. Follow the link here: www.youtube.com/CLTMotorSpdwy

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