HISD airs first-ever livestream of graduation, providing virtual access to Kinder HSPVA ceremony

The Office of Communications aired the district’s first-ever graduation livestream on Facebook and HISD TV (Comcast Ch. 18 and U-verse Ch. 99) for Kinder HSPVA at Jones Hall on Wednesday, May 29. 

The office announced a districtwide video contest prior to the last day of the 2018-2019 school year to increase community and campus engagement surrounding the district’s upcoming graduation schedule.  

“Our goal was to provide a fun way for our schools to celebrate one of the biggest accomplishments yet for our students,” said HISD Chief Communications Officer Rebecca Suarez. “Our students and campus leaders work hard all year long, and this was a chance to get everyone even more excited about graduation season. It was an innovative way to provide a viewing opportunity for family and friends to watch the students walk across the stage from wherever they were around the world.” 

To enter the contest, high school campuses submitted a one-minute video featuring their Class of 2019 seniors sharing why they deserved a live broadcast of their ceremony, and then tweeted the video from their campus Twitter account using the #MyGraduationLIVE. The winning school was determined by the campus that received the most retweets. 

Kinder HSPVA won with more than 300 retweets, followed by Westside High School as a closer runner-up with more than 200 retweets.  

To follow the contest and view submitted videos, search #MyGraduationLIVE on Twitter or click here.