QHS Graduation Ceremony Approved Regalia

In recognition of the significance of commencement, all QHS commencement participants shall wear full academic attire – gown, cap, tassels.  Academic honors-based, armed services-based, national and/or state recognition based, and culturally-based regalia to the academic attire are permissible if they have been pre-approved by school administration to be appropriately recognized in the commencement program.  

Defining acceptable District approved regalia ensures that a high-quality, consistent, appropriate look is maintained at the commencement ceremony by having all commencement participants wear full District-approved academic attire and regalia as identified below:

Student Organizations/Programs/Achievement Culturally-Based Regalia; Description of Approved Regalia

  • National Honor Society; Cord: Blue and Gold for Officers and Gold for members
  • National Art Honor Society; Cord: Rainbow honor cords
  • National French Honor Society; Cord: Double braid blue/white/red
  • National Spanish Honor Society; Cord: Double yellow/red braid.  Officers wear a medallion
  • NYS Seal of Biliteracy; Medallion
  • International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Candidate); Stole: White satin with the IB World Schools logo
  • Senior Class Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer); Stole – Gold satin with black lettering
  • CTE BOCES/ECCA; Stole: Symbol of achievement
  • United States Armed Services; Stole – Lettering
  • Project Lead The Way (RIT); Medallion – Scholar Medal w/ blue ribbon
  • Top Ten Students; Medallion – Gold Color
  • NYS Honors Diploma; Medallion: Blue Ribbon
  • Cultural Affiliation; Stole: Iroquois Confederacy – Purple with white embroidery
  • National Recognition; Cord: Eagle Scout Distinction – Boy Scouts of America – Red, white and blue cord with a medallion attached

Note: Beyond this list, requests must be approved