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WCHS graduation Friday
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There was a long line of cars participating in the second Senior Parade.
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Who’s graduating Friday night, WCHS senior Samantha Jennings or her dog, Ellie? The two took part in Sunday’s senior parade with Kaden Priest driving.

One door will close and another will open for nearly 400 Warren County High School seniors Friday night at Nunley Stadium.

There are 399 seniors set to walk the stage and receive their high school diplomas, led by valedictorian Jensen Smith and salutatorian Caleb Smith. In addition to speeches by the top two in the Class of 2021, student body president Dante Grayson and class president Rachel Grissom will combine to give their reflections on high school.

The ceremony starts at 7 p.m. with students required to be on the track to line up at 6 p.m. The procession is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m.

After initially putting attendance restrictions in place in an effort to keep Nunley Stadium at half capacity, school officials have declared the graduation ceremony will be open to anyone who wants to attend. 

In a change from recent years, students will not be bused to graduation from the Civic Center and should arrive at Nunley Stadium on their own.

Graduation rehearsal is Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Nunley Stadium. School officials stress that students must be present at rehearsal in order to walk the stage Friday night.

The Weather.com forecast calls for a high temperature of 80 degrees on Friday with a 59% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Should graduation be delayed due to inclement weather, the makeup date is Saturday at 7 p.m. 

Should rain postpone the ceremony again on Saturday, the next makeup date is Sunday at 2 p.m.