LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district has decided to organize an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 in July, Livingston High School (LHS) plans to move forward with its virtual graduation ceremony on Thursday and needs the community’s help.

At the culmination of the ceremony, promptly at 7:30 p.m., the district and township are calling on the entire Livingston community to “Step Out and Make Noise” for a town-wide Clap Out. And by “noise,” the district means “a lot of noise,” such as banging pots and pans, blowing horns, blasting music, clapping and shouting to help the seniors celebrate as they reach this major milestone in their lives.

The graduation begins at 6 p.m. and will be live-streamed on LTV and the Livingston Public Schools Facebook page for all to enjoy.

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CLICK HERE to see a video message from LHS Principal Mark Stern about the event. 

Festivities for the Class of 2020 began on June 1, when members of the Livingston Township Council, Livingston Police Department, Livingston Fire Department and more joined LPS administrators and board of education members in surprising all seniors at their homes with a special delivery of their caps, gowns and other keepsake items. (CLICK HERE for the full story.)

From June 22 to June 24, all seniors will convene at LHS to receive their diplomas and have their photos taken with immediate family in front of a step-and-repeat backdrop. 

A special post-graduation event for the Class of 2020 will be held on the turf on July 8 and live-streamed on LTV and Facebook so that students, parents and extended family members can share in a celebratory moment together.

CLICK HERE for more information about the on-site graduation ceremony.