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MHS to hold social distance graduation

Mathews High School has announced that its June 7 graduation ceremony will be limited to graduates and their one carload of people.

According to MHS Assistant Principal Lee Anne Bray, only vehicles containing a graduating senior will be allowed in the parking lot.

The graduates will line up alphabetically at the Lee-Jackson Elementary/Thomas Hunter Middle School parking lot before the ceremony and will travel to Mathews High School in groups of 10. The graduate should be in the front passenger’s seat.

The graduates will drive up to the outside of the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, exit their vehicle, walk across the outdoor stage, receive their diploma and return to their vehicle. The graduates will do this one at a time. Once the 10 graduates have received their diplomas and returned to their parked cars in the lot, school board chairman John Priest will confer the diplomas.

Parking will be determined by size of vehicle. According to a release from MHS, small cars and sedans w...

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