Seniors at Republic high school will have a graduation ceremony unlike any other in the school’s history on May 9.
The graduates will be honored in the first-ever “Drive Through Graduation” ceremony starting at 11 a.m. on May 9th. The school will have access to a micro broadcasting radio station that will allow the ceremony to be heard within a two mile radius of the high school, so graduates can hear the ceremony in their cars as they line up.
The event will also stream through the school’s Facebook page.
Graduates and their families will drive past a gauntlet of teachers who will be in their cars saluting the graduates, to a “graduation station” set up in front of the high school. Graduates will get their degrees from administrators and Board of Education members, take photos with family, and hear their names called out over a loudspeaker.
However, the drive through ceremony is not the only graduation that Republic seniors will receive this year. A second, traditional-style ceremony is scheduled for August 1 at JQH Arena in Springfield starting at 1:30 p.m..
The school plans to keep baccalaureate and Project Graduation events with details to be determined at a later date.
Prom will take place on Friday, July 24, as long as it does not violate social distancing guidelines with details to be released when finalized.