GUERNSEY – The Guernsey-Sunrise school district has decided to go forth with the 2020 graduation with some restrictions in place due to the coronavirus. The graduation will take place May 16 at 10 a.m. at Viking Stadium.
“We have been in limbo waiting to see if graduation was going to be a possibility,” said Guernsey-Sunrise School Superintendent Mike Beard. “With the change in restrictions we believe our seniors deserve a graduation of some type.”
The graduation will be a first of its kind in light of the global pandemic, and this will be unique in its presentation for the 17 seniors who will be crossing the stage to receive their diplomas.
“Although it will be different than any other graduation we have had, it will a great opportunity for families to celebrate,” Beard said. “Although the graduates will be practicing social distancing at least they will have an opportunity to be together.”
According the restrictions set up, each graduate will be allowed to have four immediate family members present. Beard mentioned that he hopes they are never in this type of situation again in the future.
“Unfortunately, the Class of 2020 has been dealt an unfair card,” Beard said. “They have lost a lot in the final months of what should have been a time for achievements and celebrations. As difficult as this is for our seniors, I believe they will take this challenge in stride and come out of it as stronger young adults.”