Virtual Graduation 2020

Virtual Graduation 2020 (Premiering) Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. EST

Congratulations Academy Fifth Graders

Congratulations on your graduation from the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork. We are so proud of each of you!

This is a special occasion to reflect on how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time. From our time together, we’ve learned that you are capable of achieving greatness when you work hard, stay focused, and show kindness to one another. 

As we congratulate you along with your accomplishments, we also look forward to the next part of your educational journey.

Today you received your first Appalachian diploma. We know that it won’t be your last. When the time comes for you to attend college, know that Appalachian - your college on the mountain - will be ready for each and every one of you!


Sincere thanks to the many people who worked on and/or contributed to the Academy's virtual graduation, including:

  • Appalachian Media Productions
  • Heather Brandon '02, University Communications
  • Darron Daniels, Academy at Middle Fork
  • Tasha Hall-Powell '01 '09, Academy at Middle Fork
  • Monique Johnson, Academy at Middle Fork
  • DaVonté McKenith '12, WXII
  • Allison Phelps, Academy at Middle Fork
  • Cathy Ryan '11, Academy at Middle Fork
  • Rebekah Saylors '08, Reich College of Education
  • Dr. Amie Snow '06 '14, Academy at Middle Fork
  • Dr. Melba Spooner, Reich College of Education

A special thanks to Chancellor Sheri Everts for her ongoing support of the Academy at Middle Fork.


All of the music used in the Academy of Middle Fork Virtual Graduation 2020 video is free and available for download at the YouTube Audio Library.

  • "Building Blocks" by Nate Blaze
  • "Fond Memories" by SYBS
  • "Goat" by Wayne Jones
  • "Happy Mistake" by RKVC
  • "Jal - Edge of Water" by Aakash Gandhi
  • "Morning Walk" by Jingle Punks
  • "Mr. Sunny Face" by Wayne Jones
  • "On Hold" by Silent Partner
  • "Sunny Day" by Reed Mathis