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Milford Senior High School has officially been approved to hold an outdoor graduation with the Class of 2020. The ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held on Thursday, June 18th beginning at 7pm. School officials state that the graduation plans have been approved by the State of Delaware and will be in strict compliance with the guidance issued by the Governor, Department of Education, and the Division of Public Health.

“We will celebrate our graduates with a traditional graduation ceremony, including walking the green to receive their diploma,” said school officials. “The event will be livestreamed so that families, friends, and the community may witness the real-time accomplishment of graduates.” More information regarding the livestream will be released prior to the event.

The Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony will take place at Briggs Stadium. Students are permitted two guests and will be encouraged to arrive in one vehicle if all are from the same household. There will be staggered reporting times for graduates and guests from 6:15-6:50 pm. Face coverings are required for entrance. Graduates may remove their face covering, if they choose, prior to walking across the field to receive their diploma as well as during student remarks and performances.

“If individuals are sick, they are asked do not attend,” said school officials. “We encourage persons with pre-existing health conditions and those thought to be at increased risk to enjoy the graduation through our livestream.”

The ceremony will utilize the length of the football field rather than facing the large set of bleachers on the home side. This will allow more space for social distancing for graduates and for those attending as more seating will be available. Sanitizing stations will be available throughout Briggs Stadium. Digital programs will be available through the school district website and social media prior to the ceremony.

Graduates and families may take advantage of an alternative option for graduating if desired. Families may set an appointment time with Milford Senior High School to report to Briggs Stadium for an individual event during the evening of June 19, 2020 to have their name announced, walk across the field to receive their diploma, have their picture taken by a photographer and be celebrated by their guests and administrators. If this option is chosen, the graduate will be able to have more than two guests. Both graduation options will be in strict compliance with the guidance issued by the state.

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