Coronavirus: Tecumseh changes graduation date after venue cancellation

Tecumseh Local School District’s graduation date scheduled for June 7, with an alternative date of July 12, at the Nutter Center has been canceled, according to a school official.

“Recently, we were contacted by personnel from the Nutter Center, informing us that our June 7 graduation date and the July 12 make-up graduation date has been canceled,” said Tecumseh Local School District Superintendent Paula Crew.

Due to the venue cancellation and state recommendations for ceremonies, Tecumseh has altered their graduation plans.

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Tecumseh will have a “one student at a time” graduation ceremony that will be held June 1 through 5.

Each student will have a time slot for their “graduation walk”, and they are allowed to bring up to nine family members, Crew said.

Seniors will have their photos taken in front of the Circle T in the Arrow Conference Room, and a class graduation photo will be prepared using these photos.

“The senior and his/her family will move to the auditorium next. Each student’s name will be announced as they walk across the stage and are presented their diploma by a family member,” Crew said.

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Crew said each senior walk and acceptance of their diploma will also be videotaped, and made available on YouTube.

“All of the recordings, along with the speeches, will be edited together to make one “Tecumseh High School Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony,” she said.

High school personnel will share additional details regarding time slots and other information at a later time.

“We are just as eager as you are to celebrate the culmination of thirteen years of dedication by our class of 2020 Seniors. We recognize our students deserve a celebratory event to honor each of them,” Crew said. “We will make the best of our situation and do as much as possible to make sure our seniors enjoy their last visit to the high school before they “graduate” in the auditorium.”

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