Celebrating the Graduates at SBHS

by May 16, 2020South Brunswick

Covid-19 may have stopped South Brunswick High School from having a traditional graduation ceremony, but it couldn’t keep them from celebrating this milestone in a different big way.

About 230 signs, each one with a graduate’s picture, are planted on the Garrison Lawn in front of Ft. Johnston. The signs are 18″ x 24″ and have the name and picture of a student on the front and back.


Photo Courtesy of Laura FitzHugh

The signs will remain there for a week, and then the students will take them home as a permanent tribute to their achievement and a reminder of their high school alma mater.

This idea was the brainchild of Laura Fitzhugh, mother of a SBHS student. She said she first proposed the idea to the City of Southport Information Specialist Lisa Anderson, who immediately endorsed it. She then contacted SBHS principal Michael Hodges, who also enthusiastically backed it. Seaway Printing printed the signs, SBHS paid the bill, and the Southport police helped put them up.

Congratulations to the SBHS Class of 2020!

Video Courtesy of Laura FitzHugh