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Daisy chain tradition won’t be stopped in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 June 2020 at 10:41 am

Photos courtesy of Jenifer Cardone

MEDINA – Medina juniors in the daisy chain are out in a field on Blair Road this morning, picking daisies for the daisy chain for Friday’s graduation.

The daisy chain tradition dates back about a century in Medina. It will continue for Friday’s commencement, which has been split into three ceremonies. The state has capped the size of graduation ceremonies to 150 people.

Medina decided to have three different commencement celebrations for the Class of 2020, which includes 110 members. The ceremonies will be at Vets Park instead of the high school auditorium. The services will be at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

These daisy chain members include, from left: Lexi Hare, Sophia Cardone, Abby Blount and Hannah Kenward.

The daisy chain includes the 16 top-ranked girls academically and top two boys in the Class of 2021. They will gather on Thursday morning to build a 54-foot-long daisy chain.

The daisies are always picked close to graduation to be fresh for the ceremony.

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