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Graduation restrictions once again in place
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Much like Warren County High School graduation last year, students will be socially distanced on the football field at Nunley Stadium this year. However, students will be allowed two more guests for a total of six.

Warren County High School graduation 2021 is a month away and restrictions will be in effect for the ceremony at Nunley Stadium. 

Each graduate of WCHS will be allowed up to six guests, which is an increase from last year’s total of four guests. 

“That’s a little bit over one-third capacity,” said Director of Schools Grant Swallows at the School Board meeting on Thursday. “We felt like we wanted to give them the opportunity to have more.”

Swallows said he wants to have no limit on guests, but there’s currently not space to do that while operating under social distancing guidelines.

“We still feel it’s important that we cannot just have an unrestricted graduation,” Swallows said. The students and the academic representatives will be spread out on the football field much like last year.

For awards programs and other commencements around the county, each school still must follow the one-third capacity guidelines if the event is indoors, but each school is allowed to have whatever type of ceremony it chooses. 

“A number of schools have chosen to do a ceremony with one-third capacity,” Swallows said. “Some of our elementary schools enjoyed the drive-thru ceremonies so much last year that they’re continuing with that.”

VIP students will have a separate graduation held in the Warren County Middle School auditorium. WCHS graduation will take place at Nunley Stadium on Friday, May 28.