Area high schools prepare for in-person graduation ceremonies – Daily Bulldog – Daily Bulldog

Seniors will once again prepare to celebrate in person this year as schools make plans for Covid-safe ceremonies.

JAY – With the 2020-2021 school year coming to a close after unprecedented circumstances and adapting to new ways of learning, the accomplishments of graduating seniors are a reason to celebrate.

As pandemic restrictions begin to ease for public gatherings, there’s hope for a sense of normalcy for the class of 2021.

“We will have a graduation that is as normal as possible,” said Thomas Plourde, principal of Spruce Mountain High School in Jay.

The graduation ceremony for students attending SMHS will take place Sunday, June 13, at 1 p.m.

“Students will march onto the field and be seated at the front towards the stage. Families and designated friends will be seated on the field in designated pods. General admission will be seated on the bleachers. The ceremony will be live-streamed,” according to Plourde.

Graduating seniors at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington will also be participating in a graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 13, at 10 a.m. on Caldwell Field.

If it rains, students will receive ponchos and the ceremony will go on. If it’s pouring with thunder or lightning, the ceremony will take place inside the gym with overflow in the auditorium. If plans happen to change, the announcement would be made by 6 p.m. June 12. Kathryn Woodsum of Mt. Blue’s math department describes the MBHS ceremony as “almost typical.” Each
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