Graduation date set for Holcomb High School

USD 363 approved June 20 as the official graduation date at the Board of Education meeting Monday.

Scott Myers, USD 363 superintendent, said the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the football field.

If for some reason they are not able to make June 20 work there is an alternate date of July 25, and if that does not work they will hold a ceremony somewhere around Labor Day weekend, Myers said.

“I just hope against hope that we’re able to do June 20,” he said. “It will be a traditional graduation — people showing up, walking across stage, here's your diploma, but paying attention to all the rules, the governor's orders and the county health officials. We'll follow their dictates, we have to.”

Traditionally USD 363 holds their graduation ceremony in the high school’s gym, however this year it will be at the football field because it’s larger and there’s more room to spread people out, Myers said.

“What we're hearing is you're just better off outside rather than a confined space breathing (the same) air,” he said.