SCHS to hold Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020, today

Stephens County High School will hold a virtual graduation later today for the class of 2020.

According to Stephens County High School Principal Michael Keown, the virtual graduation will begin at 5 p.m. today, and will include the National Anthem sung by a senior, Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches, and the pictures of each senior.

Keown continued by saying a formal Commencement Ceremony will be held later after the restrictions have been lifted regarding COVID-19.

Following today’s virtual graduation, the school system has organized a graduate parade to celebrate the class of 2020.

The Graduate Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at WNEG.

The parade route will start at WNEG Radio then head north down Alexander Street towards Tugalo Street; turn right on Tugalo Street and continue on Big A Road.

The parade will end at Walmart.

Graduates are asked to follow these guidelines: meet in the parking lots behind WNEG Radio at 6:15 p.m.; for safety, please stay in your car; have your named posted on the passenger side of your vehicle; and only one graduate per car.

Car decorations are encouraged.

The Grand Marshals of the parade will include Stephens County High School Valedictorian Ashlyn Merce and Salutatorian Raelyn Sanders.

During the parade, tune in to 93.1 FM and AM 630 WNEG or at to listen to the parade.