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Distancing requirements will be adhered to, but students will get to walk across a stage, schools say.

TERESA JACKSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver High School graduate Tyson Ebersole waves to people lining the streets to ceelbrate the calss of 2020 in Culver Saturday, 16.The graduation ceremony for the Madras and Bridges High School seniors is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, at Madras High School. While the logistics and details of the ceremony itself are still being refined, students will get to walk across a stage to receive their diploma, according to a news release from MHS.

The ceremony will tentatively begin at 9 a.m. and is planned to take most of the day. Graduates and their families should prepare for limited participation as a result of the COVID-19 and current social distancing requirements, the release said.

"We are so thankful for the seniors, their families, and the community's patience while we work diligently to create a memorable graduation ceremony that also adheres to current social distancing requirements," said Brian Crook, MHS principal.

Last week, the school district asked for input from seniors and their families about what they'd like to see incorporated into the graduation ceremony and to better understand students' highest priorities for the ceremony. With nearly 200 responses, the school district is incorporating that input into the planning of the event.

"I really want to thank our seniors and families for their input," said Jay Weeks, Bridges High School principal. "It provided valuable information that helps us to plan the event and maintain a focus that is our seniors."

More information and ceremony details are planned in the coming week.

Culver High School's graduation will start at noon Saturday, May 30, though it won't work like usual.

Because of the state's limits on gatherings, each of the 46 graduates will be given five minutes and can invite up to 17 people into the gym with them.

"The school is providing a professional photographer and each student will receive an 8-by-10 photograph as a small token of appreciation for your efforts to graduate in such crazy times," Principal Brad Kudlac wrote in a latter to students.

After the students get their diplomas, the high school staff will be waiting outside, "providing a small gauntlet of celebration to recognize each senior," Kudlac wrote.

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