Words: Jeramy Stavlas
The Howard County Public School System has announced a plan for a virtual graduation to be held between Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 9. Seniors will finish their online schooling on Wednesday, May 20, approximately three weeks before the online graduation is expected to be held.
“I was looking forward to having that end of the year celebration and closure surrounded by all my friends and family, but given the circumstances, I understand why that’s not possible,” said Centennial senior Jake Muma through a text interview.
County officials have also announced that they plan to gather the seniors together one more time before they leave for college, once the COVID-19 outbreak is under control.
“I know a lot of us want to say our final goodbyes,” said Ellie Zoller-Gritz, another senior at Centennial.
HCPSS also plans to order and put up yard signs across the county to honor this year’s graduating class. Centennial High School has already put up signs of their own around the community.
“Virtual graduation will definitely be a memory I’ll never forget,” expressed Muma. “I think when I look back on virtual graduation, it’ll just remind me of how crazy and surreal the current situation really is.”
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