JAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School’s graduation ceremony is returning with some normalcy next week.
Jamestown Public School’s Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker announced Thursday that, thanks to updated guidance from the New York State Department of Health, the imposed capacity limits on the upcoming ceremony have been lifted.
Whitaker, in a video posted on the school’s website, says there will be no restrictions on the number of guests that can attend the ceremony, however all unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask, including children under 12.
“We are changing our graduation process, so now instead of having two ceremonies we are going to have one ceremony,” said Whitaker. “That one ceremony will be 7 o’clock next Friday at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater, tickets are no longer required because those capacity limits have been lifted.”
He says a survey of seniors found that there were two main requests, the first students wanted to graduate together as one group, the next, hosting as many relatives as possible.
Well now the Superintendent says he is happy that is becoming a reality during the June 25 ceremony that starts at 7 p.m.