Po-Hi makes graduation more accessible

Ponca City Now - May 14, 2014 6:29 am

Ponca City High School has found a solution for family and friends who aren’t able to make it to graduation on May 23.

That solution is living streaming on the internet.

The idea came from Pioneer Tech, which has used the technology for three events and say people are loving it.

Mary Ladd, School Board Public Information Coordinator said they have already tested the equipment and it seems to work.

“People just have to go to www. Livestream.com, at the top of the page you’ll do a search for Po-Hi graduation and then you’ll see the picture of the high school, click on that picture, and you can go ahead and go there now and it has an option that will allow you to place it on your calendar, so you’ll have a link the night of so all you’ll have to do is click on the link,” Ladd said

Viewers also should be able to live stream from Apple and Android devices.

This technology is beneficial in many ways.

Ladd said it will help if graduation is rained out and has to move to Robson Field house.

The field house doesn’t have much room, so they will set up screens in the Commons and Assembly Center to stream on.

Ladd also said parents and teachers are excited for friends and family who can’t make it.

“I have had parents and teachers tell me thank you so much, my father-in-law has M.S., he is basically home bound and he feels so guilty because he can’t attend his grandchildren’s events, especially graduation," Ladd said."Now he gets to be there live. We have had lots of stories like that.”

Ladd said this equipment cost very little and will open many other doors.

Music teachers are already considering it for streaming concerts.


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