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World’s Fair Park Amphitheater
Friday, May 23 | 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Check-in at 6:45 p.m.
Sign Up Info
To sign up for this special event, complete and submit the High School and College Graduation Registration Form here. You can also apply to be this year's Valedictorian here! Don’t forget to submit your photo!
Our Graduation Ceremony is a very special event provided for all high school seniors and college students receiving degrees. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m., and the ceremony begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Most participants wear caps and gowns or dressier clothing.
At this year's Graduation Ceremony, we will have to very special guest speakers: "American Idol" star and DI alumna, Rachel Hale, and founder and curator at TEDxTheWoodlands, Peter Han.
Rachel Hale is a singer and songwriter from Prescott, Arkansas, and is also a Destination Imagination alumna. She was a featured contestant on Season 12 of "American Idol" and was a Top 20 female finalist competing in the “live” shows. Billboard ranked her performance of “Nothing but the Water” as one of the Top 12 Performances of the entire season. Rachel has shared the stage with musicians such as Tracy Byrd, Joe Nichols, Peter Frampton and Ricki Skaggs.
Peter Han is the founder and curator at TECxTheWoodlands in Texas. He has developed and lead learning programs focused on innovation, leadership and communication skills for professionals and executives in more than 15 countries including The Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Argentina, Venezuela, Russia, France, Germany, UAE, India, Bahrain, Brazil, Mexico and The United Kingdom. He also works with his son, Javier Hernandez-Han, on solving real-world problems through major projects. In 2012, his son Javier was named one of Forbes' '30 under 30' for inventing an a system that uses algae to digest sewage and capture methane for use as fuel.