Petersburg Pilot -

This year's graduation a far cry from tradition


Courtesy of Rick Dormer

The Petersburg High School senior's parade route will begin at the Petersburg Airport and end about 40 minutes later at the high school.

Typically sometime in May, parents and family members fill the stands in Petersburg High School gym and watch as the graduating senior class, dressed in their regalia, walk up one-by-one to receive their diplomas. This year, the graduation ceremony will look much different than it has in the past as Petersburg School District reacts to social distancing orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We're doing everything we can, and we're putting in a lot of extra time," said PHS Principal Rick Dormer. "It's absolutely worth it for these kids to give them the very best graduation experience. Non...

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