GHS to hold modified Graduation

Cassie Tafoya/Arizona Silver Belt GHS seniors and parents protested initial drive thru graduation - “Plan B”.

In a letter released June 9, GHS detailed guidelines for the planned graduation ceremony but due to the rise in  COVID cases, “Plan B” graduation plans were sent to parents and students.

Seniors and parents voiced their opinions with a peaceful protest along the sidewalk of the GHS parking lot on Wednesday, June 17. They held signs up for passing vehicles to see, saying “My daughter deserves more than a drive by graduation” or “Give these graduates what they deserve”.

The following day, GUSD released an update on the graduation, still keeping it on June 25, but it will be in a drive-up format.

Each vehicle will carry only one graduate, with the exception of sibling graduates. Each graduate can only bring one vehicle with the family members of their choice inside. If the graduate does not have access to a vehicle, contact Globe High School to arrange participation.

The graduated will be directed by GUSD staff and Globe Police department towards Copper Rim then southbound on Sixth Street. Graduates will exit their vehicle at the stage in front of Harbison field parking lot, pick up their diploma, walk across the stage to a designated area for a professional photograph. One guest per vehicle may also exit the vehicle to take a personal photo.

Graduates speeches will be pre-recorded and posted on social media and the website.

The times will be in designated slots by last name. A-F is from 5-6 p.m., G-O is from 6-7 p.m., P-Z is from 7-8 p.m. Graduates are encouraged to decorate their caps and even their vehicles.

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