CCISD graduation ceremonies on track for Expo Center, Lea Ledger Auditorium
By LYNETTE SOWELL
On Friday, May 28, Copperas Cove High School graduating seniors will have the opportunity to walk across the stage of the Bell County Expo Center to receive their diplomas, in front of their family and friends.
The Pride of Cove band will be there to play “Pomp and Circumstance” as the students march, and the choir will be present as well, said Wendy Sledd, CCISD’s Director of Communications.
The only change from past years’ ceremonies is that those in attendance must wear face coverings to the event, set to start at 7:30 p.m.
According to the Expo Center’s website, face coverings are strongly encouraged on site, but events may limit capacity or require face masks at their own discretion.
In 2020, the graduating class wasn’t able to cross that particular stage, but instead, seniors and six of their family members were able to enter Lea Ledger Auditorium, where they would receive their diplomas from CCISD board of trustees president Joan Manning and receive congratulations from CCISD superintendent Joe Burns.
That event took approximately three days altogether and was live streamed so those not in attendance could witness the event.
Also on track for an in-person group ceremony is Crossroads High School graduation, set for Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m., as well as the annual prom, set for May 8.
All events will require face coverings for those who attend.
On Monday, CCHS seniors were able to participate in the annual Senior Breakfast at the high school, when they would receive their caps and gowns, and then later gather for the senior class group photo.