Albion announces plans for in-person graduation ceremony

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 May 2021 at 2:28 pm

Graduates limited to 3 guests unless state changes guidelines

ALBON – The school district announced today there will be an in-person graduation ceremony with the entire class together on June 25. The event is being moved from the usual high school gym to outside at the football stadium.

Last year there wasn’t an in-person graduation for the Class of 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, the district did in-person graduations for each student one at a time, and then compiled a video for the class. The group wasn’t together for the ceremony, but did drive around campus together the evening of commencement.

The district announced graduates will be limited to 3 guests for commencement. That could change if the state changes the guidelines and allows more people. Right now, the state guidelines allow a maximum of 500 people at outdoor venues and they don’t need to show proof of a vaccine or negative Covid test. Last year the cap for graduations was 150 people. (If the state becomes more restrictive on the crowd size, the district said it will communicate any changes as soon as possible.)

Albion has set 2 p.m. on June 26 and June 27 as potential rain dates. The ceremony also will be live-streamed on the district’s YouTube channel.