GRADUATION

It’s been an unprecedented spring for the world and for Mary Persons High School, as school officials have grappled with how to honor the seniors amidst the coronavirus outbreak. A traditional graduation is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, July 31 at Dan Pitts Stadium. Meanwhile, a graduation parade is set for 6-7 p.m. this Friday. The parade will begin at the Montpelier Avenue entrance to Mary Persons. It will follow through the campus beginning to the back road that leads to the Fine Arts center and exiting to Highway 41. Monroe County deputies and Forsyth police will direct traffic. The parade of cars will drive through the campus and will consist of parents and well wishers of the graduates. Anyone wanting to see the graduates lined up on the campus is invited. Drivers will access Montpelier Avenue using Thornton Road (coming from the south). No access to campus will be granted coming from Lee Street on the north side. That means no left turns into campus from Montpelier Avenue. Also the Brooklyn Avenue/Highway 41 access to campus will be exit only with all cars turning right (south) on Brooklyn Avenue/Highway 41. Graduates will be lined up 12 feet apart in their cap and gown along the parade route for parents and well wishers to see. See the Reporter’s Graduation Section inside.