Coronavirus: Clark-Shawnee announces graduation plans; Greenon using backup date

Clark-Shawnee High School. FILE

With the stay-at-home order and school closure that’s been in effect for nearly two months, many people in the community are wondering about senior graduation ceremonies.

Clark and Champaign schools will release details and plans as they are finalized, but two more have announced their graduation date on their social media and websites.

Clark-Shawnee Local School District

Clark-Shawnee will have individual graduations for seniors from June 11-13 at Southgate Baptist Church, 2111 S. Center Blvd., due to the construction taking place at the school.

“Senior students will register for an appointment time to receive their diploma and awards. Seniors should come dressed in their cap and gown,” said Superintendent Brian Kuhn.

A link will be sent out to seniors to sign up for their appointment time.

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Seniors can bring up to 10 guests, and all individuals must wear a face covering. Graduates will be allowed to remove their face covering when receiving their diploma.

A professional video will be recorded of the seniors graduating, and will include speeches, commencement address and other features.

“The Shawnee High School Commencement Exercises have always been a first-class event for our graduates and their families—this high standard will continue,” Kuhn said. “This video will highlight our students and serve as a memento of this event that can be shared with friends and family.”

Additional information will be provided in the coming weeks.

“I know that we all wish we had been able to have a more traditional end to the school year, but we are proud of our students for the grace and maturity they have shown in these unconventional times,” Kuhn said.

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Greenon Local School District

Greenon graduation date scheduled for May 22 at Wittenberg University has been canceled, according to a school official.

“Wittenberg notified us this week that the May 22 graduate date was cancelled,” said Superintendent Brad Silvus.

The backup date on July 10 is still reserved for a summer graduation ceremony at Wittenberg.

“We’re committed to celebrating the class of 2020 and their achievements and are planning options to honor these students,” Silvus said.