BRTC commencement ‘unlike any’ in Arkansas

BRTC commencement ‘unlike any’ in Arkansas

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - Instead of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, a Northeast Arkansas drive-in company will provide the projection equipment to feature some up and coming local stars graduating from college.

Black River Technical College announced Friday its May 2020 graduation ceremony, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, with the help of the James Junction Drive-In Movie Theater.

While the graduates will be masked and socially distanced inside the Randolph County Development Center, their friends and family can watch the ceremony just outside the facility on a big screen provided by the drive-in company.

The graduation, which begins at 8 p.m., will be unlike any in the state of Arkansas, according to a BRTC news release.

In addition to commencement, the college will reveal its new mascot at 7:30. The evening will conclude with a large fireworks show.

As if that weren’t enough, the school will provide popcorn, corndogs, and water to all attendees.

Parking will begin at 7 p.m. at the RCDC on the Pocahontas campus of BRTC.

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