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Meridian High School Announces Plans For Virtual Commencement

Updated: Apr 24

In Meridian, seniors at Meridian High School will still have the opportunity to grace the stage for their graduation during this COVID-19 pandemic.

MHS plans to have a virtual commencement, allowing each graduating senior the

chance to cross the stage at Ray Stadium in their cap and gowns, while practicing social distancing.

Beginning on May 1st, graduates will be scheduled to have their names called one by one and filmed. Students are allowed to bring three family members to watch the ceremony.

The individual ceremonies will be compiled into one video and will broadcast on Friday, May 22nd.

“We have roughly 300 seniors that will be graduating and we are going to get them all done that week. So, we are praying that weather be a friend on our side. We’re hoping that it doesn’t rain on those days and we will be scheduling those seniors. So, its going to be critical that they’re arriving at their scheduled time, it gives us a little cushion room to work with in the event that something comes up –that a senior cannot make their time, it gives us time to make sure that we get them all done, before that next week is over”, said Victor Hubbard, MHS principal.

Hubbard also shares, that he is glad the school is still able to celebrate its seniors during this difficult time.

“It’s not been an easy process and it’s not been easy for our students nor their family and i think that with us working so hard to come up with a virtual commencement it really satisfies our families and their graduates to know that something can be done to celebrate them”, said Hubbard.

Parents of graduating seniors will be notified of the time their student is scheduled for their individual graduation by the school’s registrar, Mrs. Kim Graham.

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