Graduation still slated for June 19
Waynesville High School announced Monday that it has canceled its 2020 prom and that it has converted Honors Night to a virtual format amid ongoing COVID-19 precautions and safety measures.
The school’s graduation ceremony remains on track for June 19.
“These have not been easy decisions to make,” WHS Principal Randy Luebbert said. “I understand that our students, especially our seniors, are disappointed and that is why we are making every effort to find a way to safely hold a graduation ceremony.”
The prom had been postponed previously due to COVID-19 but was rescheduled for June 13. Officials said it was determined the event would be canceled due to social-distancing guidelines.
Honors Night, which was re-scheduled for June 16, will be held virtually, with a video of the event set to be published on the WHS Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/waynesvillehighschool. Students will be notified of awards and scholarships by the counseling office.
For now, WHS graduation remains on track for June 19 on the high-school campus. Event details, including social-distancing guidelines, will be forthcoming.
(Editor’s note: Information for this article was provided by Waynesville R-VI School District.)