Graduations will stream live

School district plans to broadcast ceremonies

ThunderRidge High School graduate Kowalski clicks his heels together after receiving his diploma May 21 at Sports Authority Stadium. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen | ckuhlen@ourcoloradonews.com
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The upcoming Douglas County high school graduations will be streamed live on the Internet this year.

The 12 ceremonies, scheduled at seven different locations and with some occurring simultaneously, will be broadcast on the district’s Livestream account at www.livestream.com/dcsdk12. Video also will be available on Comcast Channel 54, through the district’s smartphone app and its YouTube and Facebook accounts.

In 2012, the school district streamed four of its graduations live, all of which were held at Parker’s Sports Authority Stadium.

Douglas County School District spokesman Randy Barber is in charge of this year’s ambitious plan.

“This is such a tremendous community and global outreach,” he said. “Last year we had an exchange student’s family from Germany tune in, a grandmother who was recovering from surgery in Phoenix and several others who couldn’t be at the stadium.

“We believe it will be uplifting for students to know, whether grandma and grandpa live in Boulder, Philly or Tokyo, they’ll be about to tune in.”

In addition to Douglas County’s nine traditional high schools, graduation ceremonies for Eagle Academy night high school, DC Oakes alternative high school and eDCSD online school also will be streamed live.

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