Hightstown High School Having Hybrid Ceremony For Class of 2020
It has made us extremely sad seeing all of these students that were supposed to graduate this year and plans were messed up due to the coronavirus. Many schools across the country have done virtual high school ceremonies but that wasn't something Hightstown High Schoool wanted to do.
NewJerseyNewsNetwork.com mentioned that the Mercer County high school (Hightstown High School) let the students fill out a survey letting the school know if they wanted to have a virtual commencement. Most students were against that option. The school started to come up with different alternatives and one of those ideas was to have a "hybrid" ceremony for the Class of 2020.
Hightstown High School told NewJerseyNewsNetwork.com that a hybrid graduation ceremony is only for one graduating student at a time and will include their family members on the high school grounds. According to NewJerseyNewsNetwork.com, the students are being called in alphabetical order. At the hybrid ceremony, they are allowed to cross the stage and their families get to enjoy to moment of seeing their graduate receive their high school diploma.
The Hightstown High School principal told NewJerseyNewsNetwork.com, "Over the next six days, 55 hours, we will personally award diplomas to 393 graduates." That sounds like it's going to take a long time but it definitely worth it after all of the hard work that students have put in throughout the years.
It was also mentioned on NewJerseyNewsNetwork.com that originally the graduation ceremony was going to be held on June 18 but due to the circumstances that will not be happening. Instead, a video will be played showing the graduates crossing the stage "together."
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!