Local sports hero features in online graduation

| 15/05/2013

pascal.jpg(CNS): Friends and family of Cayman’s Javelin star Alex Pascal will be able to watch the local sporting hero graduate from Florida Air Academy on Friday, as the college is streaming its graduation ceremony on line. Pascal, a gold medal winner at the recent Carifta Games, will graduate as part of the class of 2013 in a ceremony that may not have changed in the school's 50 year history, but which has embraced modern technology to allow more and more people to join the celebration. Pascal will wear his formal military uniform and accept his graduation certificate from FAA President, James Dwight. He will then join graduates in the “Hat Toss,” a joyful tradition marking the end of the graduate’s time at Florida Air Academy.

With a student population representative of 21 countries, from all corners of the globe, officials from the Florida Air Academy said the college had embraced the “internet revolution as a tool for improved communication with parents,” and attempted its first real time streaming in 2005. However, delivery was slow, drop-offs were common, and in some countries the broadband access was not sufficient to deliver the stream successfully, or was blocked by the host government.

Working with Cavalry Chapel in Melbourne, Florida, the college has worked hard over successive years to overcome the problems using more advanced technology to deliver the event around the world.

Live streaming will commence at 2.00pm EST, Friday 17 May, 2013.  Log onto event.calvaryccm.com

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