Many high schools plan to hold graduation ceremonies once executive orders lift

HINTON, WV (WOAY) – As colleges across the county cancel graduation ceremonies, many high schools in West Virginia are still planning to hold them. 

Summers County High School plans on continuing graduation as planned, as long as the state doesn’t prolong the stay-at-home order.

Al Hudgins, principal of Summers County High, says they are distributing class rings and graduation supplies like caps and gowns to students in a safe manner and will hold the ceremony without issue once the schools reopen. 

“The kids are able to pick them up but they’re  not allowed in the building. They’re not allowed out of their cars. It’s basically a drive thru process. Where they come by in their car, they call a name and the items are retrieved and given to them,” Hudgins said. 

Technically schools are closed until April 13, so graduation can still be held if the executive orders are not extended. 

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