Flagstaff Unified School District has announced it will host graduation processions on Fourth Street Friday, May 29, to honor graduates from Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School and Summit High School.
The processions are replacing the graduation ceremonies originally planned for the same date in order to meet required social distancing practices.
Flagstaff High School will begin its procession at 10 a.m., Summit will start at 1 p.m. and Coconino will get going at 2 p.m.
Each procession will start at Mount Elden Middle School. Students will participate as passengers in their vehicles, driving south on Fourth Street to meet their respective school administrator and receive their honors. Students will then turn around and return back up Fourth Street to Linda Vista Drive, where the procession will disperse.
“We are very proud of the accomplishments and efforts of FUSD’s senior students over many years,” Superintendent Michael Penca said in a press release. “They are graduating under extraordinary circumstances in which they have demonstrated persistence, patience and compassion for others. While we all wish we could hold our traditional ceremony, we know this event will be a special celebration for our seniors, their families, and our entire community.”
FUSD is encouraging all participants and viewers to follow social distancing practices, including parking in lots on Fourth Street and watching from inside of vehicles. FUSD and each high school will also be providing a live stream for each of the three processions via school district and individual school social media pages.
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