State Recognition Ceremonies

Students looking on during a recognition ceremony

Ceremony dates and times for 2019 will be updated as available.  

Ceremony assignments

Students who qualify for State Recognition ceremonies will be assigned to a ceremony site in their state (or the state nearest to them, if there are no ceremonies in their state). Ceremony assignments are based on school location and venue capacity at each location. Invitations are sent out the first week of April, both by email and traditional mail.

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2019 information

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State
Site
Date and Time

Alabama

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

TBA

Arkansas

University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Wednesday, May 8

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Florida

University of South Florida, Tampa

Tuesday, May 7

10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

Tuesday, May 14

10:30 a.m.

Georgia

Middle Georgia State University, Cochran

Saturday, May 4

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

Thursday, May 23

Kansas

University of Kansas, Lawrence

Wednesday, May 15

9 a.m.

Kentucky

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Wednesday, May 22

Louisiana

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches

Sunday, May12

1 p.m.

Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Saturday, June 1

Missouri

Drury University, Springfield

Friday, May 24

Nebraska

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

TBA

North Carolina

East Carolina University, Greenville

TBA

Campbell University, Buies Creek

Tuesday, May 14

2 p.m.

Elon University, Elon

Wednesday, May 29

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oklahoma

University of Tulsa, Tulsa

TBA

South Carolina

Furman University, Greenville

Thursday, May 16

Tennessee

Belmont University, Nashville

Monday, May 6

Texas

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth

Monday, May 6

4 p.m.

Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science at the University of North Texas, Denton

Thursday, May 16

Trinity University, San Antonio

Thursday, May 9

4 p.m.

Lamar University, Beaumont  

Saturday, May 11

Texas A&M University, College Station

Friday, May 24

Sites, dates, and times are subject to change.

Travel Planning

Follow the above links to each host university's website to familiarize yourself with the campus you are visiting and obtain driving directions and campus maps.

Ceremonies typically last an hour and a half; however, some locations have a reception following the ceremony. At most sites, students have reserved or assigned seating. Friends and families seat themselves on a first-come, first-served basis.

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