Prince George High School graduates-to-be head into the athletic stadium for the school's 65th commencement exercises June 16, 2018.  The Fort Lee Public Affairs Office welcomes photo submissions from all high schools -- including those outside the local area -- for its annual tribute.
Prince George High School graduates-to-be head into the athletic stadium for the school's 65th commencement exercises June 16, 2018. The Fort Lee Public Affairs Office welcomes photo submissions from all high schools -- including those outside the local area -- for its annual tribute. (Photo Credit: Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT LEE, Va. (May 18, 2021) -- Submissions are now being accepted for the installation’s 2021 High School Graduation Tribute, which will be presented in an online digital format this year.

Long-featured each June in the post newspaper – production of which ceased at the end of January – the tribute is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on youths of our community who have demonstrated perseverance, self-discipline and, in many cases, courage to complete their grade-school journeys.

All Team Lee members can participate, including active-duty military, reservists, retirees, government civilians and contractors. To acknowledge as many high school seniors as possible prior to normally scheduled commencement activities, participants are asked to send their submissions before the deadline of June 14.

The following items are needed to participate in the tribute:

• Head-and-shoulders photo of each graduate

• First and last name of each student and each parent

• The parent’s place of duty and military rank, if applicable

• Student’s age and high school

• A telephone number to be used (but not published) if additional information is needed.

The student photo submitted should be copyright-free (if taken by a studio or commercial vendor), well-lit, in-focus and saved in jpeg format. For the best display quality, the photo should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. Parents who do not have a photo of their graduate can make arrangements with the Public Affairs Office staff to have one taken.

Materials can be submitted via email to terrance.a.bell.civ@mail.mil. For hand delivery, the PAO is located in the CASCOM headquarters, building 5020, room 4014, at the corner of Lee and A avenues. For questions, contact the PAO staff at 804-734-6948 or 734-7147.