Senior Class
Graduation
Cap and Gown Distribution Information

Cap and Gown Distribution will take place over a 2-day period, June 3rd and 4th.

Seniors and/or their parents will enter the campus via the main drive in front of the school and proceed through the car rider line. They will pause their vehicle at 3 different stations before exiting the campus.

 

Station 1:

Textbooks/Library and other Fines & Graduation Information Packet: Students will return any books and pay any fines that need to be paid in order to be cleared to pick up their cap and gown.  This station should move quickly, as students and parents will have been notified ahead of time of any obligations.  Students will be required to pay in cash, the exact amount.  Once students are cleared, they will be given an information packet with all information related to the graduation ceremonies, including their graduation date and time, along with their cap & gown.  If students do NOT owe textbooks or fines, they will be given their information packet and will then proceed to station #2 to pick up caps and gowns.  This station will be staffed by 3-4 faculty/staff members.

 

Station 2:

Caps and Gowns: If a student does not owe any textbook or school fines, vehicles will proceed to the cap and gown station.  This will be staffed by a representative from Graduate Services. Students must have paid their full balance to Graduate Services in order to receive the cap and gown.  Graduate Services is contacting these students to make them aware of their balances. 

Station 3: 

Honor Cords/Stoles: All honor cords/stoles/medals are placed in ziplock bags, labeled with the students’ names.  Each student receiving honors regalia will have one bag with all of their cords, stoles, medals, etc. These will be sorted and labeled ahead of time and grouped in boxes to coordinate with the distribution schedule.  Two members of the school staff will hand students their honors regalia.

 

Pick up times are scheduled by the first letter of student’s last names.  See schedule below:

 

Wednesday, June 3rd

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Last names A-C

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Last names D-G

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Last names H-J

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Last names K-M

 

Thursday, June 4th

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Last names N-P

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Last names Q-S

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Last names T-Z

 

Social Distancing Efforts: 

  • Stations will be set up outside, a distance of 6 feet apart. 
  • Seniors and their parents will NOT exit their vehicles for any reason. 
  • Students are asked to bring exact change for fines in order to minimize contact with cash. 
  • Honors regalia will be packed and labeled ahead of time, enabling staff members to simply give the package to the student, minimizing the handling of the packages. 
  • Staff members will be provided with hand sanitizer at their stations, and they will have the option to wear face masks when interacting with students and parents.
Graduation Ceremony Information

June 9, 10, 11, 202 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Each graduation ceremony will last for 20 minutes and include 8 graduates and 6 family members (2 vehicle maximum).  

Graduates and their families will follow an intricately planned schedule for their specific graduation time, designed to maintain appropriate social distancing measures. 

Graduation Procedures:  

Graduates will arrive at OBHS 40 minutes prior to their specific graduation time.  Parents will enter campus through the front drive and drop graduates off at the front door of the school.  Graduates will enter The Commons area, and parents will continue around the drive to the Performing Arts Center (PAC).  Parents will park by the PAC. 

Graduate Station #1:

Graduates will remain in The Commons for 20 minutes.  They will be with a member of faculty/staff who will take roll to make sure the entire group is present.  They will be positioned in a line in alphabetical order, and reminded of their graduate number.  The staff member will also check regalia to make sure everything is correct.

Graduate Station #2/Mini-Auditorium:

Graduates will move to the Mini-Auditorium 20 minutes prior to their graduation time.  Graduates will be guided out the door of Mini-Auditorium, down the covered walkway, to the rear door of PAC. 

Graduate Station #3/PAC/Graduation:  

Graduates enter the rear door of the PAC.  As they enter, Pomp & Circumstance will be playing on the speaker system.  Graduates will solemnly process around the perimeter of the PAC (following directional arrows on the floor), ending in a socially distanced line at the right side of the stage.  Spots will be marked with numbers (1-8) taped on the floor.  Graduates will end the ceremony on the stage, facing their families.  Families will be assigned standing space, their spots labeled with numbers to correspond with the graduate numbers.  Families will not be in one single row, but will be staggered so that everyone can see their graduate and maintain 6 feet of social distancing space.  As names are read, students will proceed up the stage right steps, across stage to collect diploma cover, then to the back of the stage, walking to their number on the floor.  A videographer will film each student crossing the stage, and each senior that participates will be included in the graduation ceremony video.  This video will be released at 2:00 p.m. on June 28th.  Only seniors that participate in the ceremony will be included in the graduation ceremony video. After all graduates have collected their diploma cover, Mr. Stripling will pronounce them graduates of OBHS and instruct them to move their tassel. 

Graduate Station #4/Backstage area:

When the ceremony is over, students will be directed out the backstage through the Mini-Auditorium and out the exit at the end of B Hall to reunite with their families.   Seniors will walk to the Gym Lobby, where staff members will collect the gown and give graduates an envelope with their diploma and final report card.  There will be a photo backdrop available in the Gym Lobby for families who want to take a photo. Time for individual families will be extremely limited, and staff members will not be able to take photos for them. 

As the graduates move through these stations, their families will follow their own procedure:

Family Station #1/Graduate Drop-Off:

Families will drop their graduate off at the front door of the school.

Family Station #2/Parking Lot:

Families will be asked not to exit their vehicle until 20 minutes prior to their assigned ceremony time.  They will also be reminded that they should not park directly next to other vehicles. 

Family Station #3/PAC/Graduation  

Families may approach the building in the 20 minutes prior to their graduate’s ceremony.  Families will enter through the front door on the right of the PAC.  Each graduate will receive 6 tickets in their graduation packet. Only family members with valid tickets will be permitted to enter.  Children are required to have a ticket. When staff members allow them to enter the building, they will be reminded to position themselves on the number on the floor that corresponds with their graduate’s number.  During the ceremony they may take photos, but they are asked to remain in their assigned spot, socially distanced from other families.  Families will not be permitted to enter the building until the previous group of families has fully exited.

Family Station #4/Exit PAC:  

When the ceremony is over, families will be directed to exit through the front door on the left of the PAC.  This will limit interaction/contact among families.   Families will reunite with their graduate outside B Hall. 

Family Station #5/Gym Lobby/Diplomas and Photo Op:

There will be a photo backdrop available in the Gym Lobby for families who want to quickly take a photo. Families should be mindful of following social distancing guidelines and should clear the area as quickly as possible to make way for other graduates. 

Senior "A" Average List

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Super Senior Award Winners

To Watch the Super Senior Awards Presentation click here

Top Ten

#10 Reese Brian Myres

#9 Danielle Renea Smith

#8 Slane Alexandra Steen

#7 Kaliyah Dominique Means

#6  Jordan Patrick Smith

#5 Jordan McKinna Wootten

#4 Olivia Castle Virden

#3 Tierani Talia Green

Salutatorian Abby Long

Salutatorian

Miss Abigail Carolyn Long

Valedictorian Reagan Logan

Valedictorian

Miss Reagan  Elizabeth Logan

Star Student & Teacher

Reese Myers
STAR Teacher Mrs. Kara Stevens

Jordan Patrick Smith
STAR Teacher Mr. Neal Beene

Jordan Wootten
STAR Teacher Mrs. Lisa Webb

 

Hall of Fame

Kyle Berryhill

Alex Contreras

Tamia Dowell

Shelby Duncan

Nadia Gillespie

Tierani Green

Kaitlyn Hearn

Taylor Howell

Madelyn Jones

Jaquavious Lee

Alan Leird

Reagan Logan

Abby Long

Briana McClinton

Kaliyah Means

Reese Myres

Hyacinth Perez

Danielle Smith

Jordan Smith

Slane Steen

Derrika Taylor

Olivia Virden

Danielle Wilson

Jordan Wootten

National Hispanic Recognition Program
Kevin Rico
30+ Club

Ben Beard

Tierani Green

Kaitlyn Hearn

Tyler Hendrix

Ethan Hill

Reagan Logan

Abby Long

Morgan Maxwell

Reese Myers

Kaylei Nicholson

Logan Pruitt

Kevin Rico

Danielle Smith

Jordan Smith

Sarah Joy Smith

Slane Steen

Danielle Wilson

Jordan Wootten

National Merit Finalists

Ben Beard

Reese Myers

Jordan Smith

Slane Steen

Jordan Wootten

MS Scholars

Crystal Aldridge

Ben Beard

Maria Benitez

Shelise Blackmon

Lizeth Carvallo

Ri'Josef Conley

Alexandria Contreras

Tamia Dowell

Hailey Floyd

Tierani Green

Kaitlyn Hearn

Tyler Hendrix

Taylor Howell

De'Ajahni Johnson

Madelyn Jones

Alan Leird

Reagan Logan

Abby Long

Morgan Maxwell

Briana McClinton

Grace McCulley

Alfonso Molina

Kaylei Nicholson

Jayla Odum

Joy Owens

Kevin Rico

Thianna Riley

Aaliyah Seals

Caleb Slinsky

Danielle Smith

Sarah Joy Smith

Lucas Snyder

Slane Steen

Olivia Virden

Olivia Washington

Brianna Williams

Mackenzie Willoughby

Danielle Wilson

Jordan Wootten
Who's Who

Best Smile

Alex Contreras

Alex Orman

 

Most Athletic

Nadia Gillespie

Cameron Matthews

 

Best Dressed

Mackenzie Willoughby

Jordan Smith

 

Friendliest

Sarah Joy Smith

Kameron Haywood

Conner Finney

Most School Spirited

Abby Long

Kyle Berryhill

Funniest

Danielle Wilson

Eli Ashley

 

Most Bashful

Thai Riley

Logan Pruitt

 

Class Favorites

Alex Contreras

Cameron Matthews

 

Most Dependable

Livi Virden

Alan Leird

Most Likely to Succeed

Reagan Logan

Ben Beard

 

Most Likely to be Remembered

Endya Buford

Tippy Bynum

 

Best All Around

Derrika Taylor

Kevin  Rico

 

Most Talkative

Aaliyah Seals

Michael Hubbard

Shane Lasher

Beauties

Alex Contreras

Derrika Taylor

Livi Virden

Danielle Wilson

 

Beaus

Alan Leird

Cameron Matthews

Alex Orman

Jamian Sanders


Mr. & Miss OBHS
Mr. & MIss OBHS

Reese Myers & Abby Long

Scholarships

Helen Ruth Pool Memorial Scholarship -  Cora Harris

 

Olive Twig Humanitarian Scholarship - Kyla Greer

 

NorthCentral Mississippi Electric Power Scholarship - Hanna Lindley

 

Mr. Corey Nichols Leadership Scholarship - J'Naiya Thomas

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