Department of Defense Education Activity

Graduation Plan for SHAPE American High School 2020


In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors. Please feel free to reach out to the DoDEA contact above with any questions or to volunteer.


Drive-in Ceremony on SHAPE

Parking lot by SHAPE Clinic/Cinema/Carrefour



Friday, June 12, 2020

1830 hours (may be adjusted due to daylight considerations)


Logistical Details:

SHAPE American High School will host a drive-in ceremony to celebrate our graduates. Key components of the ceremony were filmed and will be compiled into a full video ceremony. Following the video, cars will proceed through a diploma pick-up station prior to departing SHAPE.

Order of Ceremony:

  • Message from DoDEA Director
  • Special Message to the Graduates
  • Processional, “Pomp and Circumstance”
  • National Anthem of the Kingdom of Belgium
  • National Anthem of the United States of America
  • Principal’s Welcome
  • Senior Class President’s Remarks
  • SACEUR Remarks
  • “Song for the Skies”
  • Presentation of the SACEUR’s Award
  • Introduction of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian
  • Salutatory Address
  • Valedictory Address
  • Rose Ceremony
  • Commencement Address – Lt General Kindsvater
  • Senior Class Video
  • Awarding of Diplomas
  • Presentation of the Class of 2020
  • Recessional, “Mouret Rondeau”