Department of Defense Education Activity

Spangdahlem HS 2020 Graduation Plan


SPANGDAHLEM, GERMANY — May 27, 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.

Where (location, web-based platform): Spangdahlem Air Force Base at Hangar 1. This ceremony is a Drive-In Commencement ceremony.

When (time, date): Saturday, June 6, 2020 1400

Logistical Details: Approximately 150 military, civilian, and their families may be present at Hangar 1, Spangdahlem AB for Spangdahlem High School Graduation. This ceremony is a Drive-In Commencement ceremony. Thirty-one Seniors, 4 adults from Spangdahlem High School and approximately 26 cars containing family members.

Order of Ceremony: Students will enter from the sides 6 feet apart. Colors will be posted – No JROTC German and American anthems will be recorded music.

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Welcome Address – Dr. Anneliese Hyde, Principal
  • Welcome by the Senior Class
  • Introduction of Salutatorian
  • Salutatorian Address
  • Introduction of Valedictorian
  • Valedictorian Address
  • Parent Recognition
  • Roll Call of Graduating Seniors – Ms. Howard will call each student to the stage to receive diploma and will read their shout outs.
  • Presentation of Diplomas – Dr. Hyde and Dr. Seth
  • Final Remarks – Dr. Hyde
  • Turning of the Tassels
  • Recessional
  • Students will then we sent to their cars.


Command, SLO, Parents, Students, and Staff have collaborated on the ceremony planning.

Military POC: MSGT Vasquez

SLO: Taryn Wood

MSG REP: LtCol Goad

Wing Command: Col Epperson

Senior Class Sponsor: Beth Howard