Bray-Doyle Commencement Scheduled
Bray-Doyle Public School announced this week that graduation will take place on Friday, May 15 at 7pm in the parking lot adjacent to the football and softball fields. Due to the risk of COVID-19, attendance at the “drive-in” commencement ceremony will be limited.
“Our goal with a drive-in graduation is to provide a way for graduates and their families to gather together following CDC guidelines,” the message from the school administration reads. “We have graduates who will be moving, joining the workforce, and even leaving for boot camp. This is the only way to ensure that all of our graduates and their families can gather together and celebrate their achievements and accomplishments as a Bray-Doyle Donkey.”
Graduates are allowed one vehicle for themselves and their immediate family, and one vehicle for guests. Raised vehicles, large vans, recreational vehicles, and open vehicles will not be permitted, including golf carts, ATVs, and pickup trucks with occupants in the bed.
During the ceremony, graduates will line up cars in assigned spaces and will be called individually to the front to receive their diplomas, then return to their vehicle. When all graduates have been called from the first row, they will then move their cars behind the last row and the remaining cars will move forward. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all attendees are encouraged to honk their horns rather than graduates throwing their caps into the air.
The guest vehicles will park in a separate area, and only vehicles that are identified in advance as either a graduate vehicle or guest vehicle will be allowed. All other vehicles will be turned away.
“As part of the arrangement that we have with the State Department, we must follow strict CDC guidelines and we promised that everyone would stay in their vehicles. A sheriff’s deputy will be present,” the school information stated.
Attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles provided the decorations don’t obstruct the view of others. “Be creative,” the statement reads.
Those who would like to view the graduation ceremony but are not permitted in the parking lot may watch the live stream on the school’s Facebook page or listen to the event broadcast on FM station 97.1 KKEN.
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