An estimated 440 WCHS seniors are set to walk the stage and become high school graduates Friday night at Nunley Stadium.
The graduation ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Weather is always a focus for the outdoor event. The AccuWeather forecast calls for rain Wednesday and early Thursday morning, but clear skies are expected Friday.
Valedictorian Lauren Hennessee is among those scheduled to give a speech. She plans to talk about how seniors will see their lives, and goals, change after graduation.
“From this point forward, defining success will be so much different for each of us,” said Hennessee. “We’re going to achieve success in different ways.”
Salutatorian Hannah Wright is also scheduled to give an individual speech. Student body president Elsa Eckenrod and senior class president Mia Cantrell will combine to give a speech.
Entertainment is planned from Allie Dixon and Ethan Stuart who will perform “I’ll Always Remember You.” The WCHS choir will sing “For Good,” with Cassidy Prater performing the national anthem.
Due to parking issues, students will follow a longtime procedure of boarding buses at McMinnville Civic Center to be transported to Nunley Stadium. Buses will begin loading at 5:30 p.m. Friday and leave at 5:45 p.m.
Following the ceremony, Project Graduation begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. The facility will be filled with food, games and prizes to provide graduates and their guests a safe environment in which to celebrate.