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Welcome to HVA's graduation information webpage!

Seniors will graduate on Wednesday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

at Thompson Boling Arena.

Watch this page and check back frequently for senior- and graduation-related announcements.  Have questions about graduation, regalia, fees, and the like? Click the "Graduation FAQ" on the left! Wonder when prom, baccalaureate, graduation, and other important senior events are? Use the "Calendar" on the left to find dates and times for all events related to graduation. 

Class of 2017 Graduation Announcements

  •                                                                Graduation Celebration



    For information about Graduation Celebration, the after-graduation party, and the waiver form, click on the link below.


    Graduation Celebration

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  • The Baccalaureate Service for the graduating class of 2017 is Sunday, May 7th, 3:30 pm at Cokesbury United Methodist church on Kingston Pike.  Baccalaureate is a non-denominational service of celebration and thanksgiving specifically designed to honor our graduates and their families and is sponsored by the HVA PTSA.  All participating seniors should follow graduation dress requirements and cap and gown are required. Seniors should arrive by 2:30 and doors open for guest at 3:00.  Please make plans to participate in this meaningful time of reflection and inspiration.


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  • On February 27th, seniors received a letter with a great deal of important information. A copy of letter can be accessed here:


    Senior Letter

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  • Baccalaureate Invitation

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  • Congratulations to the following seniors who will be delivering speeches at events related to Graduation:


    Senior Celebration: Nikki Smith -- "Don't take life too seriously"

    Baccalaureate: Brianna Weber -- "Believe"

    Senior Breakfast: Andrew Merritt -- "Hawkstrong"


    Rowan Palmer - "Complexity"

    Caleb Texeira - "Who needs a plan B?"

    Maggie Olson - "The sum of the parts"

    Breanna Piercy - "'Live your dreams!' and other graduation clichés"




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  • Senior Brunch Information

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  • Graduation DVDs can be ordered online at knoxgrads.com. Envelopes for ordering are also available in the HVA front office.

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    The 2017 graduation speech prompt and information are now available. Click "Graduation Speech Prompt" on the left hand side of this page. Information on tryouts is included on this page. Students who wish to try out for speeches MUST see Mr. Huisingh in F104 or in the Liberal Arts teacher workroom by March 1st.

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