MANDATA — The Line Mountain High School is pleased to announce it has partnered with Herff Jones – in collaboration with graduation technology partners StageClip and MarchingOrder – to host a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020.

The event will be held 7:30 p.m. June 4. The virtual graduation can be viewed by a link found at www.linemountain.com. This link will be available on the website for the virtual graduation date June 4.

The ceremony will include the national anthem, alma mater, welcome address by the class president, valedictorian and salutatorian speeches, and speeches by the principal and superintendent. Each graduate will be featured in an individual slide.

In light of current challenges surrounding the COVID-19 global health crisis, resulting in closed campuses for the remainder of the school year and no clear indication as to when it would be possible to hold a traditional ceremony, Line Mountain believes a virtual graduation is the best option at this time.

“We understand nothing can replace an in-person graduation ceremony, and, dependent upon local and national mandates being lifted, we will continue to look into the possibility of bringing this class together in the future,” the district said in a news release. “In the meantime, we still want to celebrate and honor the resilient Class of 2020.”

The district previously announced that prom is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall in Lewisburg. The theme is “A Night of a Thousand Lights.”

District officials said a final call on whether prom will occur in 2020 will be made by July 31. Noting the uncertainty of being able to gather in large groups, the junior class has invited the senior class and an age-appropriate guest to prom on April 24, 2021, if this year’s prom is canceled.

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