Class of 2020 Information

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 1:03pm

Class of 2020

PTSA Scholarships – Get Ready
PTSA is offering seven $1,000 scholarships to seniors to pay for college or any other post-high school adventure.  The application will be available on the PTSA website February 1 and the due date is April 15.  Please remember that to be eligible, the senior student and at least one adult family member must be PTSA members.  To become a member, join online @

Commencement Speaker Auditions
It’s already time to start planning for graduation!  We are looking for a few student speakers who would like to be part of the commencement ceremony.  If you are interested in auditioning, you will need to audition with your own speech.  Auditions will be held on 2/13/20 after school.In order to audition, you must complete the Google form by Monday, 1/13/20.  Speeches must be no longer than 3 minutes and will be read by you in front of a panel, so be sure to practice reading out loud and time yourself. We look forward to your creativity!

Graduation Window Released
HCPSS has confirmed the window for the 2020 high school graduations as Monday, May 18-Thursday, May 28, 2020. The 12 HCPSS comprehensive high schools will hold ceremonies at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Cedar Lane School ceremony will be held at that school.

HCPSS has made this early announcement to accommodate planning by parents, students, schools and community members. We will provide the specific dates and times of each school’s graduation ceremony after Merriweather finalizes its concert schedule, historically in the early spring.

Senior Portraits
The deadline for senior portraits is Friday, January 31, 2020. No portraits will be accepted after this date. If your portrait is by Prestige Portraits (Lifetouch) you do not need to worry about submitting to the yearbook; the portrait will be sent to the school on a CD. Make sure you select your photo for the yearbook before this date. The yearbook staff reserves the right to make a selection for you if you do not select your photo from Prestige. If you are having issues, see Ms. Fischetti and she will help you make a selection.

If you are submitting your portrait from an outside photographer, please email it to Any portraits emailed to the adviser will be considered NOT SUBMITTED.

Portraits must be formal drape or tux with a blue background. All others will not be accepted. Please see for examples and more information.

The deadline for casual portraits will be Friday, February 14, 2020. No portraits will be accepted after this date. Email your casual portraits to for submission. The yearbook staff reserves the right to deny portraits if they are not high resolution or do not meet school standards.

All other questions can be answered from the FAQ on the yearbook webpage:

Caps & Gowns
If you missed the Balfour Rep. at lunch and still need to order a cap and gown, please do the following ASAP:

Access the website at:
On the left side of the screen and select “Graduation”
In the “Search for your school” bar, enter Mount Hebron High School Ellicott City, MD
Choose “Graduation Products” on the left side of the page
Scroll down to find Cap and Gown
Complete the form:

Fill in name, Height, Weight, Etc.
At Minimum, Choose cap and gown
The tassel COMES WITH the cap and gown

Contact Balfour with any questions: 1-800-225-3687

If you only need to purchase a tassel, see Ms. Gutierrez or Ms. Miles. The cost is $9

If you have any questions please contact or