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Ironwood begins graduation ceremonies


July 2, 2020

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

IRONWOOD SUPERINTENDENT Travis Powell, left, and K-12 Principal Melissa Nigh wait to present graduating seniors Jacob Hooper and McKensi Koval with roses and their diplomas Monday as part of the district's graduation ceremony. Ironwood distributed diplomas to small groups of seniors Monday and Tuesday and will edit the videos into a comprehensive ceremony to be released July 17.


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IRONWOOD - In the past, graduation in Ironwood has meant families filling the upper level of the John Krznarich Gymnasium and rows of graduates in robes waiting their turn to cross the stage and receive their diploma. This year was undeniably different.

The coronavirus pandemic forced the district to move the event to Luther L. Wright's elementary gym, where a handful of mask-wearing graduates would have their moment in the spotlight in increments over Monday and Tuesday in front of families that were adequately spaced apart to comply with soci...

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