I am a believer that graduation ceremonies are more for the parents than the students.

The Class of 2020 has been jerked around by Governor Murphy's Executive Order - first, no graduations ceremonies or parties. Then, "drive-through" graduations were in fashion. THEN, Murphy said schools were allowed to have "socially-distant" in-person ceremonies, with a big list of guidelines they had to follow. It's been stressful for schools, wondering if they should just keep postponing ceremonies with the hope of having a somewhat-normal one, or if they should just do what they could instead of making students wait til August or whatever. I'm sure some students at Barnegat or Southern Regional wish they had waited so they could have a regular ceremony instead, but you can't really hold it against the schools for the decision they made.

Two schools that did wait are Brick Township and Brick Memorial, and they will be holding their graduation ceremonies today!

Both schools will have a pair of ceremonies at 4 and 7pm at their respective football fields.

Students have a small amount of tickets to give to their family, and all guests will be asked to wear face masks, and their temperatures will be checked as well. For those who are unable to attend, whether it's due to ticket limitations or social distancing, the ceremonies will be live-streamed.

The weather looks dry today, but just in case another round of storms rolls through, both high schools have set rain dates for Thursday, July 9th.

Thanks to Justin at WOBM for the info!

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Barnegat High School’s Socially Distant Graduation

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