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A tale of two graduations


May 7, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Hurley High School seniors try to exercise social distancing rules while containing the excitement of seeing one another in person on Tuesday, following a special school board meeting on the topic of virtual and in-person graduation ceremonies. Clockwise from left, Kailey Foryan and Kendahl Kivisto, students; Sarah Eder, school counselor; Melissa Oja, middle/high school principal; Emily Dalbeck, student, Kristy Dalbeck, parent, and Taylor Simonar, student.


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HURLEY - The Hurley School Board was unanimous in maintaining the planned virtual high school graduation ceremony at a special meeting Tuesday for the purpose of setting dates so staff can start formalizing a program.

The decision included a board commitment to revisit a student-proposed plan for a second in-person ceremony at its June meeting. At that time the board anticipates the outlook for summer in terms of pandemic shutdown orders and bans on large groups will be more clear.

"I think the entire community feels for the senior class this y...

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