Graduations move indoors ahead of bad weather

Published 7:15 pm Monday, May 21, 2018

Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools have moved their graduation ceremonies indoors to the Vicksburg Convention Center because of rain forecast for  Thursday and Friday.

Both schools will hold their graduation exercises in two shifts, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m., based on the students’ last names. Students from each school will receive 15 passes each for graduation during their respective rehearsals.

Additional parking for both graduations will be at the south parking garage at South and Mulberry streets and the north parking garage at the corner of Clay and Mulberry streets. Shuttle buses will run between the garages and convention center every 10 minutes.

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Vicksburg High School’s ceremonies will be Thursday at 3 p.m. for students with the last names beginning A through J. Students with the last names beginning K through Z will graduate at 7 p.m. Rehearsal will be 8 a.m. Thursday. The students will meet at Vicksburg High School and ride a bus to the practice at the convention center.

Students will meet at the high school with their cap and gown one hour before their respective ceremony and ride a bus to the ceremony. The buses will leave at 2 and 6 p.m.

Warren Central’s graduation ceremonies will be Friday. Students with the last names beginning A through L will graduate at 3 p.m. Students will last names M through Z will graduate at 7 p.m.

Rehearsal will be 8 a.m. at the convention center, and seniors will be responsible for providing their own transportation to the rehearsal.

Seniors will meet at the school an hour and a half before their respective ceremony to ride a bus to the convention center. They will ride the bus back to the school to get their diplomas. Buses will leave the school at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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