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Senior Space

This space is dedicated to the Class of 2020. Read on for information on all things senior!




Congratulations on your student’s accomplishment!

Cape Fear High School Class of 2020 will graduate on June 2nd at 5 pm at the Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, N.C. We solicit your support to make your graduation ceremony a memorable occasion. Cape Fear has a reputation for having the best graduation ceremony in the county. Together we can make this year’s ceremony even more memorable. Please support our efforts by being reminded of the following:

Everyone must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. This includes babies and small children.
Ticket distribution information:
Each graduate will receive six tickets and have the opportunity to earn 4 more. In order to
receive your tickets, students must complete the Ticket Request Form and turn it in to the Main
Office or to Mrs. Parker by Monday, April 20th.

Each graduate will have the opportunity to earn four additional tickets:
1. Perfect attendance from April 20th until May 15th = 1 additional ticket.
2. No discipline referrals from April 29th until May 15th = 1 additional ticket
3. No fees owed by May 15th, 2020 = 1 additional ticket. (All delinquent fees MUST be paid in the main office on or before May 20, 2019. Students with outstanding delinquent fees will not receive graduation tickets, march, or receive their diplomas until the fees are cleared.)
4. Attend the Senior Walk – May 21st = 1 additional ticket

The maximum number of tickets distributed to each graduate will be 10. This maximum number does not include tickets earned via proctoring.
If your graduate needs more than 10 tickets, we suggest that you contact friends and classmates to request any tickets that they are not using. That student would put your graduate’s name on their form in order to receive the additional tickets.
No umbrellas, balloons, stuffed toys, flowers, posters, fans, leis, wrapped or unwrapped gifts will be permitted inside the facility.
All guests (including babies) must have a ticket. Once a guest has been ejected from the Crown, he/she will be escorted to their vehicle and told to leave the premises.

Students are to report promptly at 3:15 at the Crown on the day of graduation.
• Graduates and Guests use East Mountain Drive to enter the South & East parking lots
• Graduates park in the South Lot and will enter through the Expo Center Main Entrance
• Guests will park in the East Lot and enter the Crown Coliseum through the East Ticket Entrance
Diplomas will be pulled of students not present at 4:15 pm on the day of graduation and you will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Handicap seating for guests in wheelchairs is available on the top concourse. Please do not call the school regarding handicap seating.
Ask your guests to be on time so that there will be no danger that they will not be admitted to graduation. Doors close when the processional begins. If your invited guests arrive after 5pm, they will not be allowed into the graduation ceremony until after the processional.

Students must follow a strict dress code for graduation.
Men will wear a white shirt, black or navy tie, black or navy dress slacks, black socks and black dress shoes. Jeans are not permitted. No flip flops. No deck shoes. No boots. Toms or shoes like Toms are not allowed. No tennis shoes. Dress will be checked at the Crown practice and the graduate must be dressed appropriately to receive their tickets. No purses, bags, etc. are allowed at the practice or the graduation ceremony.
Women will wear a white dress or skirt or white blouse and navy or black dress pants, and plain black or navy dress shoes (no sequins, glitter, bows, etc.) with a back. Heels must be no taller than 2 inches. High heels and sling back shoes are difficult to maneuver on the escalator. Steps at the end of the stage are also difficult to navigate in heels and sling back shoes. Toms or shoes like Toms are not allowed. No flip flops. No boots or booties. No tennis shoes. Dresses and skirts should not be longer than the graduation gown. No purses, bags, etc. are allowed at the practice or the graduation ceremony.
If you need assistance with purchasing graduation attire please see Mrs. Parker ASAP.
Students will not be required to conform to a specific type of attire based on gender and may choose to follow the expected graduation attire as provided for males or females to ensure compliance with Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause.
A professional photographer (Carlton Hubbard) will make a photo at the Crown practice session of each graduate receiving their diploma. These photos are available for purchase. No professional photos will be made at the actual ceremony.

Graduation Practices are Mandatory!!!
Thursday, May 28th at 8:30am at Cape Fear High school in the main gym. Practice will be a full dress rehearsal! Wear exactly what you will wear to the graduation ceremony. The senior class picture will be taken during this practice. Forms for class photo will be available in the information rack or in the main office. The senior picnic will be held immediately after the practice.
Friday, May 29th at 12:15pm at the Crown. Students are to report no later than 12:15pm for this practice. Practice at the Crown will be a full dress rehearsal. Wear exactly what you will wear to the graduation ceremony to this practice or you will not receive your tickets. Forms for pictures will be available in the information rack or in the main office. Graduates park in the South Lot and will enter through the Expo Center Main Entrance
REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY! All seniors must attend BOTH rehearsals in order to attend the graduation ceremony!
No purses, bags, etc. are allowed at practice or the graduation ceremony.
Graduates must pass through the metal detector prior to dressing in cap and gown. This means you must be carrying your cap and gown. You will not put your cap and gown on until after you have passed through the metal detectors.

Awards assembly where seniors march in cap and gown will be Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm. You will need to arrive by 5:00pm and report to the auditorium.
Parents are welcome to attend this assembly in support of their graduate.

If your parents graduated from Cape Fear High
School, please fill out this Senior Survey for graduation.

Thursday, May 21st – after testing – More info to come

2020 Graduation Ticket Request Form

Graduation Information 2020

College Foundation of North Carolina logo black lettering on white fieldThe College Foundation Of North Carolina(CFNC) offers comprehensive help with career and college planning ranging from planning your high school course of study, navigating the college application and financial aid processes, and much more! Make CFNC your first stop on your journey to college to ensure a smooth transition form high school to college.



FTCC logo black letters on gold field
The FTCC Foundation offers scholarships for students who plan to enroll full-time at FTCC. Check the Senior Google classroom for more information.



NC SECU logo white letters on blue fieldThe SECU Foundation People to People Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. and is awarded  to one senior per regular CCS high school. This means that one of our seniors is guaranteed to win $10,000. The odds get even better by the time all the eligibility criteria is met.  Eligible students are encouraged to complete the application on the Senior Google Classroom quickly as possible.  Please note the deadline to submit an application packet is February 28, 2020 by 3:30 pm to Janet Hollingsworth in Student Services.



Senior Newsletter
Boys looking at laptopThe Senior Newsletter is available through the  Cape Fear High School Senior Space on Google Classroom. Please accept the invitation to see the latest information on scholarships and all other things senior. Information is frequently updated so be sure to check it weekly!




Have you been accepted to a college, received a scholarship or financial aid?

Please be sure to inform the guidance office of any acceptances, scholarships, or financial awards you have received. We all want to share your good news!

Would you like to receive information about scholarships?

The guidance office is happy to answer questions you may have about finding scholarship opportunities. All you need to do is to complete the Student Information Packet and turn it into your guidance counselor.

The Cumberland Community Foundation will award $745,000 in college scholarships to students from Cumberland County. These scholarships come from endowments created by generous individuals and civic groups. The deadline to apply for most 2020 awards is March 2020. Numerous CFHS students have received scholarships through the foundation. Why don’t you give it a try?

The Cumberland County Association of Principals and Assistant Principals is proud to be able to present scholarships to qualifying high school seniors to help them defray the cost of higher education. For more information on this opportunity, please refer to the CCAPAP Scholarship Application form.

Scholarships are available through the Naval ROTC program. Information on eligibility and the application process can be found in the NROTC Scholarship PowerPoint.

Have sticker shock over college application fees?

There are colleges that do not charge application fees. Follow the link for a list of these schools.

Worried about paying for college?

FAFSA logoThe Federal Student Aid website will help you understand your options for paying for college.  Use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

Would you like to know about Federal Student Aid in general? You can apply for Federal Student Aid whether you will be attending a community college or a four-year college.

Caution: There are websites that assist students in filing the FAFSA if they pay a fee. These sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We urge you not to pay these sites for assistance that is provided free at the links provided above.

Confused about career choices?

Are you trying to decide what career is for you? Where the Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar is a very informative article that can help point you in the right direction.

Citizenship, community Outreach, developing future Leaders, celebrating Tradition and cultivating Success!


Published by Jennifer Ivey on January 22, 2020