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Retiring custodian Thurman Carthen sings an amazing rendition of the National Anthem at Galena’s graduation ceremony. Reno Gazette Journal
A drive-in movie theater, casino parking lots and virtual ceremonies are being tossed around as options to create some sort of graduation celebration for the Washoe County School District Class of 2020.
The district still has not decided on how it will do graduation ceremonies, usually carefully orchestrated events held at Lawlor Events Center in June.
Interim Superintendent Kristen McNeill told a group of business leaders Monday morning that the business community has offered to help.
“It will just blow your mind with how many people have wanted to step out and help out with this,” McNeill said.
McNeill, who also has a senior who is graduating, said it’s not going to be a ceremony like the district has done in the past.
The district said it is meeting with principals on Wednesday and has received feedback from student leaders.
Early this month Gov. Steve Sisolak announced schools would remain closed this school year.
The University of Nevada, Reno is continuing remote instruction during some of its summer courses.
UNR also canceled its spring graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. Plans for a delayed ceremony are being planned for winter 2020 and spring 2021 ceremonies.
Siobhan McAndrew tells stories about the people of Northern Nevada and covers education in Washoe County. Read her journalism right here. Consider supporting her work by subscribing to the Reno Gazette Journal.
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