Big Spring High School News

Liam Ocker

Senior Awards

This year's Senior Awards will now be held online so Big Spring can still celebrate senior's accomplishments even through social distancing. This year's ceremony will be on June 3rd, starts at 7:00 pm and will be presented by Mr. August himself. The link will be available on the high school district website. Everyone is welcome to join and watch the presentation honoring the senior's hard work.

Senior Parade

To celebrate Big Springs graduating class of 2020 seniors will be parading around Newville to recognize their graduation. The parade will be held on June 5th and community members are encouraged to come but this event will also be live streamed for viewers at home. If you wish to attend as a viewer we ask that you properly social distance, wear masks, and respect property owners. To the seniors planning to participate please either drive yourself or have a parent drive. The parade will be single file and have a slow pace but there will be no stopping. Decorating your car is encouraged (as long as it is school appropriate) and please wear your cap and gowns. The parade route will start at the Newville Fairgrounds. It will then continue to 533 East to Broad Street to Springfield Ave. to Walnut Street to Big Spring Ave. to South Corporation Street to East Main Street to Mt. Rock Road and will end at Big Spring High School. Seniors wishing to participate in the parade should arrive between 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm. The parade will then start at 7:00 pm. Please help Big Spring celebrate it’s 2020 graduates by coming to the parade. We hope to see you there!


While graduation might be different than years past, the experience of walking across the stage and accepting their diploma will be the same. The date for the June graduation is just one day and will be on June 16th with a rain date of June 17th. Seniors will be assigned into groups of ten and will have the opportunity to select one student to be in the same group of ten in an email recently sent out. Seniors will receive their diploma, other paperwork, cords, and honor sashes at this event. At the stadium seniors will be filmed as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma and the film will be given to families for free for those who are unable to attend. In an exciting update two parents/guardians will be able to attend the June graduation. The graduation ceremony in August will be on August 7th with a rain date of August 8th. Please look out for emails regarding both the June and August graduations.

Senior Obligations

Senior obligations will be able to be dropped off on June 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 11th. When dropping off the obligations please make sure you have exact change, check, or items. Obligations can also be dropped off at graduation on June 16th.

Post Grad Party

Unfortunately this year's Post Grad Party has been canceled. Seniors will be given a gift basket at graduation as congratulations for graduating and will no longer be doing t-shirts because of this. The Post Grad Committee will support the Senior Officers in any event they might plan for later this summer.


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Prom Court

Prom has unfortunately been canceled but that doesn’t mean the class of 2020 won’t have a prom king and queen. Congrats to this year 2020 prom court, Wade Barrick, Tyler Koser, Brock Piper, and David Ronan are the boys and the girls are Emilee Fulkroad, Alexandra Kutulakis, Tiffany Webster, and Jordyn Wolf. A big congratulations to this years prom king and queen Austin Walter and Gabi Reifsnyder!

Paw Print Productions

School might not be in session but that hasn’t stopped Big Spring’s Paw Print Productions. Ms. Schneider and the Mass Media students have continued to give Big Spring it’s important news every Tuesday even though they are at home.


To the 2021 and 2022 classes if you are interested in taking an internship next year please contact Mrs. Black. To be able to participate in an internship you must fill out an application and send it to Mrs. Black. Internship programs available include…

Medical Programs

  • Emergency Medical Services Academy and EMT Course

  • Emerging Health Professional Program (Messiah)

  • Holy Spirit Exploration Program

  • Nurse Aide Training Course

  • Pulse Program Hershey Medical

  • UPMC Healthcare Career Exploration Program

  • Wellspan Volunteer Program

Other Programs

  • ACE Mentoring Program—Architecture, Construction, Engineering

  • Carpentry Fundamentals—Home Builders Association

  • CPARC Social Services Exploration

  • IEC Electrical Apprenticeship

  • JDK Group Exploration—Entrepreneurship

  • Manufacturers Certification Program

  • Penn DOT Step Program—Skilled Trades and Business (Paid)

Internships can be very beneficial and offer a lot of experience. They also look very good on college applications. Please email Mrs. Black for more information.