MOUNDRIDGE—Moundridge High School (MHS) plans to graduate its seniors on Saturday, July 18, no matter what.
The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the football stadium. MHS Principal Hilarie Hecox said people are welcome to bring umbrellas because it could be hot or they could have a light rain but will still proceed.
In the case of severe weather, they will move the ceremony to Greer Auditorium.
In either case, Hecox said they would follow the McPherson County Health Department requirements.
At the time of the writing of this article, that means the district will require social distancing between households, and masks will not be required but recommended.
If they have to go inside, only immediate family will be allowed to attend.
“I’m confident in our ability to keep everybody safe, but at the same time, I know we’re taking precautions to make sure and ensure that everybody is good to go,” Hecox said.
Hecox suggested that those planning to attend should look up the latest guidelines from the McPherson County Health Department prior to graduation on the 18th.
Included in the ceremony will be special recognition of the seniors.
“We didn’t get to have our awards banquet, so we will be honoring our seniors, recognizing our seniors for their awards and achievements for the year as well,” Hecox said.
Twenty of the 22 graduates plan to be in attendance for graduation. One student cannot make it, and another, a foreign exchange student, has returned home.
“We’re excited for this chapter of our seniors, for them to be able to bring some closure to their 2020 graduation senior year,” Hecox said.