(Waynesville)–Waynesville High School’s Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19th, at Tiger Stadium, weather permitting.
All attendees, including guests and graduates, will be expected to wear masks and to observe social distancing. Masks will be provided for the graduates.
Social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced for graduates and guests; anyone attending the graduation ceremony will be expected to comply with the guidelines at all times before, during, and after the ceremony. Graduates will go to their assigned classrooms inside WHS prior to the ceremony and will march into the stadium maintaining the social distance between them and be seated on the football field in chairs that will be placed six feet apart. Both the home and visitor bleachers will be used for guests. Because of social distancing requirements, each graduate will only be issued two tickets for guests to attend the ceremony; no one will be admitted into the parking lot or stadium without a ticket. Upon arrival at the stadium, guests are to remain in their vehicles until instructed to make their way into the stadium. Dots will be placed on the bleachers to indicate where guests may sit so that social distancing may be observed before, during, and after the ceremony. Additional bleacher seating will be placed along the track for guests as well. No flowers, balloons, signs, et cetera may be brought into the stadium; however, each guest is encouraged to bring an unopened bottle of water into the stadium. Fountains will be blocked off, but restrooms will be available. Upon completion of the ceremony, graduates will be dismissed one row at a time to return to their assigned classrooms, and guests will be released one row at a time from the stadium as well. Waynesville Career Center Video Production students will provide live coverage of the 2020 Waynesville High School graduation ceremony on Cable America Local 12. The ceremony will also be streamed live in high definition on the Waynesville Channel 12 & Tiger TV Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/waynesvillech12. Live coverage of the ceremony begins Friday, June 19th at 7:30 PM. Parking lots will open at 6 p.m. No parking is allowed along GW Lane Street, which leads to the high school.