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SC Graduation and Senior Parade 5/4/20
SC Graduation and Senior Parade 5/4/20
Kerry Herdes
Monday, May 04, 2020

Taken from wjbdradio.com

South Central Schools announce graduation plans and senior parade


South Central School District will be delaying graduation until June and will hold a parade on Friday evening visiting all four major communities in their district to honor seniors.

Superintendent Kerry Herdes says there will be a combined 8th grade and high school graduation on Friday, June 26th . The 8th grade promotion will be at six pm, followed by the high school graduation at seven pm. Herdes says the drive-in graduation will be outside at the high school.

“Being outside we have quite a bit of room there to work with so we think we can pull that off with some FM radio things to repeat it and maybe a projection system to help people see it on an elevated platform.”

Herdes says all social distancing and COVID 19 guidelines will be followed, with graduates spaced apart from each other.

The Senior Parade will take place on Friday night beginning at six pm in St. Peter. Seniors are encouraged to decorate their car and arrive by 5:45 pm The parade will travel down highway 185 with a police and fire truck escort into Farina, driving past the high school, then turning on Route 37 through Kinmundy into Alma. This idea was brought forward by Danielle Chasteen to support our Seniors during this uncertain time. Herdes thought it was a great idea and then they ran with it. Herdes hopes those along the parade route will decorate yards, make signs, hang banners, but please keep in mind proper social distancing.

“It just gives the community a chance to encourage and appreciate them for being seniors and what they’ve accomplished during their time at school.  A very unusual school year.  It is something to celebrate and encourage them to hang in there and enjoy their senior year as much as possible.”

No students will be allowed outside their car once they arrive. If a student doesn’t own their own vehicle, they are permitted to have another family member drive them with school approval.