BEAVERTON – The Beaverton High School graduation ceremony was originally scheduled for Thursday, May 21, but due to the STAY HOME, STAY SAFE executive order it has been postponed. Large gatherings are still banned in Michigan. To get the kids together safely and recognize their efforts the Beaverton Schools have decided to hold a Cruise in their honor.
“Students will meet outside of the high school and drive through town,” said high school Principal Ryan Roberts. “We are working with the Beaverton Police Department. During the Cruise we will follow all the social distancing guidelines that will keep us compliant with the governors executive order.” The path of the Cruise will take them past every student banner that has been hung in town.
The Cruise will end in the parking lot outside of the stadium where at 20:20 military time the lights will be turned on. A small celebration with the class song and other music will be held for 20 minutes 20 seconds. No one will be allowed out of his or her cars and Roberts stressed that the executive will be adhered to.
Due to the uncertainty about the lifting of the order the school district has set two possible dates for the actual graduation ceremony. The first is June 25 and the other is July 16. The hope is to have it on June 25, but they understand that an extension of the order may prevent it. The ceremony will be held outdoors, weather permitting.