Graduation returns to a level of normality


Photo courtesy of Heather Conn

Petersburg High School graduating seniors put on their caps and gowns for the first time on Tuesday to visit students at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School and give them high-fives.

Petersburg High School seniors will again be sitting in the back of trucks and hanging out of car windows while the public cheers them on as they make their way through town as part of this year's graduation parade, which will follow an in-person graduation event on Monday, May 24.

The graduation festivities will begin on Thursday, May 20, with the virtual, local scholarship awards ceremony. Residents and businesses will record videos of themselves presenting the scholarships to the recipients and to be played during the virtual event.

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