“We recognize that our seniors are missing out on so many milestone events,” Fairfield High School Principal Bill Rice said. “We understand the loss they are feeling.”
“We’ve made it a priority to celebrate this rite of passage. We are hoping that we will be able to do this for our seniors with little to no change to planning,” Rice Fairfield High School Principal Bill Rice said.
Middletown often holds its high school graduation ceremony outside at Barnitz Stadium and will try to again, but this time in July.
Lakota’s two high schools — Lakota East and Lakota West — however, in recent years have held their commencements in Xavier University’s Cintas Center.
But Lakota officials this year are hoping to hold their events on campus in their respective sports stadiums.
“Our students have lost so much because of the mandated school closure,” said Gina Gentry-Fletcher, spokeswoman for the 10,000-student Fairfield Schools. “We want to make sure that they have an opportunity to celebrate as a class with a graduation ceremony. Our high school is not alone in wanting to fulfill this dream for seniors. Fairfield, along with other high schools across the state can only hope and wait for a positive outcome.”