Bridgeport grads gear up for June 5 commencement

Bridgeport High School Principal Tamra Jackson along with Counselor Jen Varrelman, Superintendent Scott Sattler and teacher advisors visited Bridgeport School District seniors at their homes and posted this celebration sign in their yards. / Courtesy Bridgeport School District
BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport High School seniors are literally gearing up to participate in the Class of 2020 commencement exercise on June 5. In a vehicle-driven ceremony to conform with social distancing guidelines graduates dressed in caps and gowns will be limited to one or two seniors per decorated vehicle. As a procession schedule released by school officials outlines the celebration will look like this:
• At 4:30 p.m. graduate vehicles will begin lining up in the street in front of the shop and basketball court and in front of the Bridgeport Middle School.


•  Beginning at 5 p.m., the graduate vehicles will proceed into the high school parking lot and will receive diploma covers at the end of the parking lot (soccer field). Pictures and a video will be taken of seniors receiving their “diplomas.”


• After receiving the “diplomas”, the graduate vehicles will leave the parking lot following the Bridgeport Fire and Ambulance Department with lights and sirens.


• This parade will be led by the Bridgeport Fire and Ambulance Department through the entire town of Bridgeport on all east and west streets.


• Families should set up celebrations in their yards to celebrate as the graduates parade by in vehicles.


• For families that do not live in Bridgeport city limits, set up your celebration site in one of the city parks so you too can celebrate the seniors as a family.


• This will be a community celebration of all seniors of Bridgeport School District’s Class of 2020.


• Remember, we must continue to practice Social Distancing during this event.


• After June 16, graduating seniors can pickup their diplomas and official transcripts at the high school office.

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