Noxubee County High School celebrates graduating seniors

Keith Posley

Keith Posley

Seniors, dressed in their graduation caps and gowns, will ride by high school faculty members then travel slowly in the bus lanes until they reach Nathanael Greene Elementary School.

Another exciting event in the works is the "Parade of the Class of 2020".

Graduation is less than two weeks away.

"Everybody feels forgotten about".

The Jackson County School District has detailed a plan that has senior activities happening in May and June with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Plan to be downtown on the evening of May 26 to cheer the seniors on their graduation day.

City Clerk Amber Tatterson said the parade line-up will begin at 6:45 p.m.at the old PPHS parking lot, beside Tudor's Biscuit World.

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"In the end, students wanted to mark their graduation, as scheduled, in June and felt a virtual celebration was a fitting option in a time of social distancing".

Riverside University High School valedictorian Arlinda Yang said this is not an ideal situation, but she will make the most of it.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, school districts across the Cape Fear are quickly implementing changes to their traditional graduation ceremonies.

Each graduate will be given four tickets for guests, and tickets will be required for entry, school officials said. There will be no school organized project graduation at either high school.

IPS said the decision to host virtual graduations to replace in-person graduation ceremonies was made by the district and included input from prinicpals and graduating seniors.

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