Two area schools hold in-person graduations Saturday

Wallace and Hershey High Schools
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 11:47 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Saturday, August 1st became etched in the memory for area graduates today, as the day they would finally get their diplomas.

Students from the Class of 2020 from Wallace High School and Hershey High School graduated with in-person ceremonies, amid a pandemic.

In Hershey, the graduation ceremony was quite different than years’ past. At 10:00 a.m. students and guests made their way to the Hershey High School football field. Families sat together in the football stands. Only graduates’ immediate family members, including grandparents were in the stands, and each family was asked to sit 6-foot apart from other families. All other guests were encouraged to socially distance along the sidelines of the track, and everyone was encouraged to wear a mask.

In Wallace, at 11:00 a.m. the school held an in-person graduation in the high school gymnasium. Graduates were seated 6-foot apart. Each graduate was allowed up to 40 guests, but only 16 could sit in rows of seating on the gym floor. All other guests were asked to sit in the bleachers. The plan for graduation followed the Phase 3 of the Governor’s Directed Health Measure currently in place.

The graduations were a little late, and a little different, but looking and feeling, almost normal.


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