Severn School is kicking off its centennial year with a drone flyover on Friday.
More than 800 people will line the fields at the school Friday morning and a drone will take their picture, according to a spokesperson for the school.
The kick-off of the new year will officially begin with Convocation, held at the Edward St. John Athletic Center in Severna Park on Friday at 9:30 a.m. The opening ceremony will feature student speakers from the upper, middle and lower Schools.
After the ceremony, Students and faculty alike will don white T-shirts featuring the school’s centennial logo, and recess onto the artificial turf fields to fill in the outline of the number 100 stenciled on the grass.
Each number is 50 feet in length, and the entire number will span more than 100 feet in width. A high resolution camera attached to a drone will fly high above the field to take photos of the event.
Terry and Belinda Kilby, a husband-and-wife team from Owings Mills, are drone artists. They take photographs using the technology of unmanned flight.
The drone can fly as high as 400 feet and is outfitted with two cameras, GPS to lock and hold an altitude, and a gyroscope to keep it level. There are goggles that can be strapped on to see exactly what the drone is seeing.