Holdrege High School Prepares for “Back to Normal” Graduation

Holdrege High School Prepares for “Back to Normal” Graduation
2020 Holdrege High School Graduation
May 11th, 2021 | Austin Jacobsen

HOLDREGE – After many changes came to the Class of 2020’s graduation ceremonies due to COVID precautions, Holdrege High School is ready for a return to normal for the Class of 2021’s celebration.

“It was a bit exhausting (last year),” said Holdrege High School Principal Robert Drews. “Those kids have the unique experience of graduating over the course of about two and a half months.”

Last year’s graduation ceremony included a digital ceremony for the original intended date of graduation, followed by small group settings for family photos with the diplomas, and finally culminating in a reduced capacity, live graduation with the students still in the community.

This year, the plan is a bit more simple adds Drews: complete the entire graduation ceremony in one day.

Some elements of last year’s ceremony will be incorporated to this year’s as well. That includes the streaming of the graduation.

For those families and friends of the graduates planning on attending the ceremony in person at Holdrege High School, Drews adds that there won’t be many restrictions holding back visitors:

Holdrege High School Principal Robert Drews

Drews adds that there will also be enough room for anyone who is wanting to come to the school to view the graduation:

Holdrege High School Principal Robert Drews

The Holdrege High School Class of 2021 ceremony will be held at Holdrege High School at 2 PM on Sunday, May 16.

To hear more from Holdrege High School Principal Robert Drews on the graduation plans, summer plans, and a year in review, click here to listen to his Town Talk episode with KUVR’s Austin Jacobsen.

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