Mechanicsburg seniors stroll across stage in “single family” graduation ceremonies

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Mechanicsburg High School is having individual graduation ceremonies for all their seniors.

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Mechanicsburg High School seniors are taking their stroll across the stage to accept their diploma during an individual graduation ceremony.

Due to the coronavirus, the Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District decided to hold individual graduations for it’s seniors every 15 minutes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District started “single family in-person graduations” on Tuesday, continued on Wednesday and will conclude Thursday.

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Graduates have a 15 minute appointment, and can bring up to six family members. Those who attend are encouraged to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

“We will video different stages of the event for each student and put these clips together to create a virtual graduation ceremony that will show all students receiving their diploma. The video will be posted on our original graduation date, May 31, at 2 p.m.,” said High School Principal Paul Hershberger, Jr.

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There will also be a professional photographer on site to take pictures, and the school will purchase one 8x10 of each graduate for the family.

“Our goal is to preserve our graduation traditions and make the 2020 graduation ceremony as memorable as possible,” Hershberger said.

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