The coronavirus has caused a number of problems for local schools and students. Seniors in the Class of 2020 were scheduled to graduate later this month until the COVID-19 pandemic postponed those plans.
Will seniors have a public graduation ceremony? Will their parents and family be able to attend?
According to Nathanael Shelton, Executive Director of Communication for Johnston County Schools, “The district has formed a workgroup to determine the best course of action to honor our seniors. The group consists of student leaders, district staff, and principals. They are working on developing a plan. There will also be a parent/student survey going out soon.”
Superintendent Dr. Ben Williams said, “We look forward to involving our students and other members in the graduation planning working group. Graduation from high school is a special event for our seniors and their families. We want to do all we can to support them.”
Each high school, they said, is committed to finding a way recognize the Class of 2020.