Dear Class of 2020,
I last wrote to you on March 16th, the day I walked into EHS, alone missing the seniors, the underclassmen, and the staff who serve you so well. Adjusting to life in a pandemic has been trying as the virus has spread across the globe and wreaked havoc on the annual rituals centered around graduation. Your senior year has been cut short, but rest assured our staff and administrators have continued to work tirelessly to honor and celebrate you. With these celebrations, we planned and received approval from several stakeholders in Butler County to ensure your final senior experiences are safe and memorable.
I am excited to share with you an overview of your graduation ceremony that Mrs. Limon and the Graduation Team have worked so tirelessly to create. The ceremony will take place over two days. The dates for graduation will be:
June 9: Seniors Last Names: A - Lai
June 10: Seniors Last Names: Lak - Z
June 11: Rain Date #1
June 12: Rain Date #2
Graduation will take place outside, in front of the Event Entrance, at EHS. I would describe our ceremony as a “drive-thru” ceremony where students and their family will drive up to the EHS Event Entrance. You, the graduate, will exit your vehicle and walk across a stage to pick up a diploma cover. You will then return to your car and drive to the Main Entrance at EHS to get your picture taken by LifeTouch. Your ceremony has been designed to ensure everyone's safety while maintaining the Governor’s Stay Safe Orders. Please be aware, every graduate has been scheduled at a specific time for when you need to be at EHS. To answer all your questions about graduation, here is a document with all of the details about our ceremony and other important activities and dates over the coming weeks:Graduation Information.
Please know, you matter to Edgewood High School and your mark on our school will be one of resilience, grit, and togetherness. Your class has handled the setbacks with dignity and class. I wish you the best as you face your future head-on. When the pandemic ends and we are allowed back to school, you will be invited to place your thumbprint on the mural by my office.
The EHS staff and I look forward to seeing you and honoring you in June at graduation.
All the best,
Mr. Doug Geygan
Principal, Edgewood High School