In a message sent to high school seniors and their families, Morris Area High School Principal Bill Kehoe announced that a virtual graduation ceremony is “the best viable option that follows the guidelines and recommendations from the experts.” Kehoe wrote that they reviewed guidelines from the state Departments of Health and Education, recommendations from the Minnesota School Boards Association, and consulted with the district’s insurance carrier and attorney, as well as local public health and law enforcement to come to their decision.

“As always, our number one priority is the safety and security of our students, staff and community,” wrote Kehoe.

Seniors will still get to wear their caps and gowns, with each graduate being recorded walking across a stage by a series of set recording times, which will then be compiled into a video that will be released 7 p.m. Friday, May 29. All awards, certificates, diplomas, cards and gifts from staff will be delivered to each graduate after the ceremony.

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