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New Hampton schools to have graduation May 17th; prom cancelled

New Hampton schools are holding steady on their class of 2020 graduation date. Principal Sarah Updegraff announced on Tuesday that all of New Hampton’s 79 seniors will be graduating on May 17th – the original commencement date.

According to the New Hampton Tribune, Updegraff says the event will “look significantly different from our traditional graduation ceremonies.”

More commencement details are set to be released fairly soon. Updegraff says it will “certainly be a celebration.”

In cloudier news, the school also announced that their prom is completely cancelled. It was originally supposed to be on May 2nd. Though, Updegraff doesn’t see the virus clearing a path for this type of event.

She says, “We do not anticipate being able to gather as a group for the foreseeable future – and feel as though we can’t reschedule with a definite date with the unknown nature of the circumstances.”

Finally, both the Senior Awards Night and Senior Banquet are tentatively still being planned.

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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