High School Seniors in Volusia County Will Receive Their Diploma at Finish Line at Daytona International Speedway.
The idea came to Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile one night in a dream.
Students from Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas high schools – would have been facing postponement or cancellation of their graduation plans at a Daytona Beach convention center, because of social distancing concerns – accepted the speedway's offer and will hold their ceremonies on Sunday, May 31st.
Each high school graduate's family will be allowed one car, and everyone must stay inside their vehicle. They’ll line up, drive over the finish line to accept their diploma and take a victory lap. The ceremony will be simulcast via radio inside the facility and live-streamed on the FlaglerSchools.com website.
The Speedway's generous offer to host graduations at the track. comes at absolutely at no cost to the school district,