Tri-M is Music to Your Ears!

Melissa W.
The #1 most-played song at graduation ceremonies is Pomp & Circumstance and we can make a safe bet that members of music departments across the country can play it in their sleep! But, who recognizes such talent? Tri-M -- the only national honor society for student musicians!

Read more →

Life Skills Earned Through National Speech & Debate Association Membership

Melissa W.
As we enter the debate season for the US Presidential Election, we’re reminded of the National Speech & Debate Association that was founded 95 years ago as a support and recognition program for high school students interested in growing their public speaking skills. Communication is something that can make or break the most visible and scrutinized job interview: the run for president. 

Read more →

While In-Person Classes Pause in the Fall, Graduations March On (Virtually)

Melissa W.
Schools and universities across the country are grappling with the idea of opening up the doors to students come fall, but early reports indicate some problematic obstacles, causing many to postpone in-person classes and remain remote.

Read more →

Top 10 Graduation Songs of 2020

Melissa W.
Despite it being the end of July, graduation season is still going strong and will be straight through the rest of 2020 due to COVID19 derailing spring plans (is 2020 over yet?!). Traditions are pretty much out the window for the Class of 2020, but that doesn’t mean certain aspects of the ceremony need to change, like the music!

Read more →

The Practice of Moving the Tassel Right to Left

Melissa W.
Commencement ceremonies hold a lot of tradition, and we’ve previously discussed a few of them, including the history of the attire right down to why graduates toss part of that attire in the air. But there’s one little, yet defining tradition that happens right before the caps fly in the air: the turning of the tassel.

Read more →

Dads & Grads

Melissa W.
The weekend of Father’s Day in June is traditionally a popular time for high school graduation ceremonies nationwide. It’s only fitting that the two be lumped together as a way to honor both the graduate and one of the role models who played a part in guiding him/her to the finish line.

Read more →