Posted on May 29, 2020

Parade for Class of 2020 Graduates

Parade for NC 2020 Graduates Sunday, May 31 at 5:00 pm

The vehicle parade route will begin on 26th street at 5:00 (facing north) escorted by Newark Police Department.  The police lead car will escort the participating community right onto Church Street, then right onto Green Wave Drive.  It is important to yield for traffic on Church Street-please be careful.  The police car will park at the light-blocking any other traffic turning onto Green Wave Drive.  Parade cars can wave, honk, and decorate signs to celebrate graduating seniors.  Safety is of the utmost importance.  At no time should any cars stop unless it’s necessary for the flow of traffic, and no one will exit vehicles at any time.  Adequately spaced, slow, steady pace of parade vehicles is the goal.  NC is proud of its 2020 graduates.  Thank you for celebrating their hard work and many achievements!


Seniors– We are excited to celebrate you!  Arrive at NC no later than 4:45 when you will be led in prayer. Feel free to decorate your cars, park in the front spaces in the parking lot facing Green Wave Dr.  Please wear your cap and gown with tassel to the right side.  You are welcome to stand along Green Wave Drive in an every-other sidewalk square (or at least 6 feet distance), and your immediate family members (parents and siblings only) may stand or sit directly behind you. Parents, please park on the opposite side of Green Wave Drive, as you would for any event when the parking lot is full.  As cars parade around to celebrate you, safety is very important.  Please refrain from crossing the grassy area in front of the sidewalk.  We want everyone to be able to enjoy without incident.  It is very important that social distancing guidelines are followed.  You will have your moment to be together as a class and celebrate Monday evening at dinner.  Upon exit of the last car, immediate family members are invited to walk across to the opposite side of the street, facing their graduate to get their cameras ready.  At this time, graduates will all be instructed to move their cap tassels together to the left, then instructed to gently toss their caps in the air.  Please enjoy what is to be a beautiful evening.  We are so happy to congratulate each and every one of you on a job well done!


June 2 and 3 will be our Diploma Pick-up Days with an optional Cap and Gown picture in the gym. In order to abide by the Governor’s directives, we have placed each senior and their family in a group to ensure social distancing. The following date and time are when each family should arrive:


Group 1        Aikey – Claggett           June 2 from 6 – 6:30 pm

Group 2        Clark – Evans               June 2 from 6:30 – 7 pm

Group 3        Flowers – Goldsberry    June 2 from 7 – 7:30 pm

Group 4        Green – Helms             June 2 from 7:30 – 8 pm

Group 5        Hinerman – Keck          June 2 from 8 – 8:30 pm


Group 6        King – Lintz                  June 3 from 6 – 6:30 pm

Group 7        Marmie – McGlone        June 3 from 6:30 – 7 pm

Group 8        McKenna – Powelson     June 3 from 7 – 7:30 pm

Group 9        Richardson – Silone      June 3 from 7:30 – 8 pm

Group 10      Snider – Williams          June 3 from 8 – 8:30 pm


You will be greeted at the lower lobby doors by the gym to receive the Class of 2020 NC backpack that will include various print items for Honors Evening and Graduation, Graduation awards to those who received recognition, faculty letters to the class and other keepsake items normally given to seniors at our Baccalaureate dinner. Your diploma inside a Newark Catholic cover will also be given to you upon entering the building.


You will then be given the option for the graduate to walk across a stage in the gym in their Cap and Gown to pose for a Graduation picture with their diploma.  A maximum of 4 family members may attend. Mrs. Wing and Mrs. Weisent will be our photographers that day but any of the 4 family members are welcome to take pictures too. The photos taken that day by Mrs. Wing and Mrs. Weisent may be viewed and purchased on their web site at:


Senior Reception – June 1, 2020

Bishop Brennan has requested all Diocesan High Schools to host a reception for their Class of 2020. To honor his request, Newark Catholic will be hosting a reception for the Class of 2020 on Monday, June 1 from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Members of the Class of 2020 are welcome to join the faculty for a brief farewell recognition and catered dinner at the school. Please dress as if it were a jeans day during warm weather but sandals are fine to wear. It is a casual and respectful event for you. In order to comply with health department requirements and catering needs, we need your reply for an accurate account of attendance. You should have received a link to RSVP via email.