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Unique graduation ceremony planned for AHS seniors


Lynn L. Martin

This standing-room-only crowd in 2018 typifies the usual Alva High graduation in Memorial Auditorium. This year, seniors will be seated six feet apart on the NWOSU football field as spectaors watch from their cars in the parking area.

The graduating class of 2020 has experienced unprecedented disruption and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. March brought an abrupt end to classes and extracurricular activities. Spring sports didn't even begin. Music concerts were canceled. All the preparation for speech and debate contests was halted. Livestock shows and school trips disappeared from calendars.

The Alva High School senior class wondered if they would even have a graduation ceremony. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of their class sponsors, graduation will be held Sunday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m. at NWOSU Ranger...

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