Greenon seniors receive diplomas during socially distanced ceremony

Greenon High School held a socially distanced graduation ceremony Friday. Students and their families lined up 10 feet apart around the school’s track and waited for their names to be called. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Greenon High School held a socially distanced graduation ceremony Friday. Students and their families lined up 10 feet apart around the school’s track and waited for their names to be called. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Greenon High School seniors graduated Friday night during a socially distanced ceremony.

Seniors were assigned a time after 5:40 p.m. to receive their diploma at the Greenon Stadium where students and their families lined up 10-feet apart around the school’s track and waited for their names to be called.

Graduates could bring up to nine guests. Those who attended were encouraged to wear masks and staff were required to wear them.

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“In the scenario we’re in, it’s probably the best one we could have had,” said graduate Katie Pry. “To be able to at least see some of our friends graduate and with all of our family.”

Although Greenon seniors had to wait a few months longer than the original ceremony date to graduate, Pry said she didn’t mind.

“I don’t think it’s been hard, just the anticipation of waiting all the way until now, but at least we get to do it,” she said.

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Another graduate said he thought the ceremony was nice, but would have liked a traditional one.

“I think it’s nice. I mean I would have liked to have a better graduation, as in normal, but it’s not much we can do,” said graduate Blaise Morris. “I mean at least we got one.”

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During the ceremony, staff members and sanitation stations were available, and hurdles were marked along the track for graduates to social distance.