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[INSERT NAME OF SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY] TO HOLD VIRTUAL GRADUATION TO CELEBRATE STUDENT SUCCESS IN FACE OF CORONAVIRUS
Students will also be able to share clips of themselves on social media wearing digital caps and gowns via a Snapchat filter
[Insert date of release here] – [Insert name of university/school] has announced a “virtual graduation” for seniors in light of in-person ceremonies having to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Using a digital platform created by StageClip, graduates will be able to record a to-camera message with their smartphones, tablets or laptops, as well as creating a custom slide with their name, photo and a personal message.
The footage from all students will be edited together to create a ceremony procession, preceded by a welcome address, and then streamed live for seniors, their families and friends via YouTube to create a celebratory communal event.
Individual achievements will also be recognized as each student is announced by name, before receiving their recognition in an individual clip for sharing on social media and keeping forever. And for students in need of a cap and gown, StageClip have also created a Snapchat augmented reality lens that places them in the attire.
Today’s announcement by [insert name of university /school] comes after many universities and high schools around the world were forced to postpone in-person graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Indeed, hundreds of universities around the country have engaged StageClip to facilitate virtual graduations, including Harvard, Arizona State, the American Public University System, the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University.
[Insert name of Principal/spokesperson for university/ school] said:
“We have been determined to keep our students and their families safe during the pandemic, and at the same time ensure we still celebrated their success. That’s why after following public health guidance, we were delighted to find a way via StageClip to enable students to come together virtually, to honor their hard work and share their stories with as many people as possible.”
“When it became clear that the safest course of action was to postpone graduations in-person due to the coronavirus, we worked hard to find a way for students to still receive individual recognition. We are therefore delighted that we have been able to partner with StageClip to achieve that, and enable our students to share such an important day with friends, family and fellow classmates.”
Rupert Forsythe, Founder and CEO at StageClip, commented:
“We’ve been working with universities across the world for several years to give graduates individualized video clips of their recognition moment on stage for sharing straight after the ceremony. We really wanted to use our technology to help keep the tradition alive in difficult times. By creating an individual, personal experience for each and every one of them which can be shared with friends and family, we wanted to ensure that graduates still received a gift of recognition from their institutions, and a celebration with their community of fellow students.”
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StageClip is on a mission to share life’s big moments. We enable event organizers and videographers to instantly create and distribute personalized video clips of their attendees in mass participation events. StageClips are immediately available for people to download to their mobile devices and share instantly on social media. Life’s big moments include graduations, mass participation sports, corporate and community awards, music events and school prize givings. We’ve helped event organizers worldwide deliver valuable social media ROI from personalized video clips as they’ve enhanced the event experience for their participants. https://stageclip.com
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