OKOLONA – Seniors at Okolona High School took the next step in their lives, just not in the way they originally expected.
Due to COVID-19, and the restrictions on large gatherings, graduations are being held individually, with each student having their own ceremony and it being recorded. The recordings will then be compiled together to create a video of the ceremony. This approach is being taken by the other area schools as well.
Graduates at Okolona were allowed four guests for their ceremonies.
Class Valedictorian, Zachary Doss was the first to receive his diploma, walking in a private ceremony in front of a largely empty gym as opposed to the usual football field with crowded bleachers.
His ceremony was held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, and kicked off the proceedings for the year.
Okolona graduated its seniors over the course of three days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The seniors who received their diplomas included:
Jacobren Buchanan and
La’Jermey Hill and
Marcus Perry and
Shunquavious Walker and