Graduation weekend at Chadron State College starts tonight with the traditional Ivy Day honors program at 7:00 in the Chicoine Center. It will also be carried on the CSC Live streaming servicer
Ivy Day recognizes graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves through excellence in their academic degree programs, service, or extracurricular activities during their college careers.
Ivy Day evolved from a traditional May Day program first held at Chadron State in 1920.
In modern days, it’s been sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Society and Cardinal Key National Honor Society.
Ivy Day also includes the presentation of the Platinum Eagle, awarded annually to one female and one male student who have exhibited outstanding campus involvement.
A king and queen are traditionally crowned with candidates now nominated from among seniors in Cardinal Key and Blue Key.