Class Of 2020 To Be First To Graduate From Event Center At Live! Casino & Hotel


Members of the Class of 2020 at 11 county high schools will break new ground this spring when they become the first to receive their diplomas at the new Live! Event Center at Arundel Mills.

The ceremonies are part of a partnership between Anne Arundel County Schools and Live! Casino & Hotel, which provides the 4,000-seat venue free of charge. Ceremonies will be held from June 1 through 4 at the Event Center.

“This is just an outstanding arrangement for us to be able to bring such a milestone moment in the lives of our graduates home to our county,” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “Live! has been a phenomenal partner as we have worked through the many logistics involved with this transition, and I think our graduates and our parents are going to be absolutely thrilled.”

Meade High School will be the first class to walk across the Live! stage, with that school’s ceremony beginning at 9:00am on Monday, June 1. Annapolis High School will cap things off with a 5:00pm ceremony on Thursday, June 4.

“We are pleased to provide the Live! Event Center as a home for Anne Arundel County graduates and their families, who for so long had to travel far outside the county to hold their ceremonies,” said Anthony Faranca, general manager of Live! Casino & Hotel. “Community and family are at the core of our corporate culture, and I can’t think of a better way to showcase our commitment than through sharing these special moments with our neighbors.”

The schedule of graduations at the Live! Event Center is as follows:

  • Monday, June 1: Meade High School, 9:00am; Severna Park High School, 1:00pm; and South River High School, 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 2: Arundel High School, 9:00am; Chesapeake High School, 1:00pm; and Broadneck High School, 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 3: North County High School, 9:00am; and Southern High School, 1:00pm
  • Thursday, June 4: Old Mill High School, 9:00am; Glen Burnie High School, 1:00pm; and Annapolis High School, 5:00pm

Other graduation dates are:

  • Northeast High School, 9:00am on Friday, May 29, in the school stadium.
  • Phoenix Academy, 10:00am on Friday, May 29, at the school.
  • Chesapeake Science Point, 5:00pm on Friday, May 29, in the auditorium at Severna Park High School.
  • Evening High School, 7:00pm on Thursday, June 4, in the auditorium at Severna Park High School.
  • Central Special School, 1:30pm on Tuesday, June 9, at the school.
  • Ruth Parker Eason School, 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 9, at the school.


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