Class of 2020 Graduation Announcement
In recent weeks, as it became more apparent that Mercer County Senior High School would not be able to have Graduation on our original date of May 22, we have been working on alternate plans on how to honor our Class of 2020 with a graduation experience that they have been working towards for the last twelve years. A graduation committee was formed with representatives that included a senior student, senior parents, teachers, school administrative team members, and our district superintendent.
A student survey was sent to all seniors last week asking them what their preference would be for a graduation ceremony. The survey came back with an overwhelming response of over 76% wanting us to do everything possible to hold an in-person graduation when restrictions were lifted by Governor Beshear. After meeting with the committee, it was agreed upon that we are going to attempt to have the Class of 2020 graduation on Saturday, August 1st @ 2:00 in the high school gym. We realize that depending on what happens between now and August, as we approach this date that we may have to readjust our plans based upon guidance from the Governor's office and public health officials. If we are not able to proceed with the August 1st date, we have set an alternate date of Saturday, October 3rd @ 2:00.
We understand that no matter what plans were made, and what date was chosen, that it would not work with every graduating senior. Therefore, we are going to set up a stage in the high school gym during the week of May 26-29 if an individual senior and their immediate family of four or less want to make an appointment to hear their name called, walk across the stage and have the opportunity to have their photo taken receiving their diploma. To make an appointment, contact the high school office at 859 733-7160 between 7:00am and 3:00pm before May 20th.
Cap and gowns have still not been delivered and when we receive these, will get out the information on how these can be picked up at the high school. These are unprecedented times and we understand the importance a high school graduation ceremony is to all of our families. As we continue to navigate through these difficult times, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we make the best of these unfortunate circumstances. Thank you and Go Titans!
Spencer Tatum Principal