Moorhead High School Announces Graduation Plans
May 8, 2020
Graduation is the capstone moment for any high school student; it’s their opportunity to look back and celebrate their friendships and achievements while officially taking the next step in their life’s journey. With the onset of distance learning, the class of 2020's senior experience has been unlike any in history. In an effort to honor the Class of 2020 and at the same time honor the safety of our students, families and community, Moorhead High School will be holding a virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. in accordance with guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Throughout May, students will be pre-recorded walking across the stage in small groups of ten following CDC guidelines. This will be produced into a comprehensive graduation ceremony and will be livestreamed for families, relatives and the community to enjoy.
Superintendent Brandon Lunak stated, "The class of 2020 deserves to be celebrated. While we are not allowed to do a live ceremony due to state guidance, we want to give our students the experience of walking across the stage while distance learning is still in session. We will capture those moments to share with families, friends and the community all watching at the same time from the comfort and safety of their homes on June 7."
MHS Principal Dave Lawrence adds, "It is quite a logistical feat to get more than 400 students across a stage in groups of ten or less honoring CDC guidelines. But I'm so excited that these students will get the opportunity to walk the stage even if not in the traditional sense."