Hope Public Schools

HHS to graduate 140 seniors

Ken McLemore

HOPE – Approximately 140 seniors of the Hope High School Class of 2021 will the field at Hammons Stadium here Friday to receive diplomas in graduation ceremonies that begin at 6 p.m.

HHS Principal Bill Hoglund has said should the weather interfere the ceremony will be moved to May 15 or May 16 as needed.

Each graduating senior will be issued a code to allow 6 guest passes, Hoglund said.

Seating will be provided to accommodate social distancing requirements. Graduating seniors will enter from the MAC complex side of Hammons Stadium and guests will enter from the 18th Street side of the stadium.

The HHS Band will be seated on the football field behind the graduating class, and will perform the National Anthem, Pomp and Circumstance, the HHS Fight Song and the HHS Alma Mater.

Hope native, noted sports/pop culture artist and 1993 HHS alumnus Steven Waldren, of St. Louis, Mo., who spoke to the Class of 2020 by digital livestream will return to address the Class of 2021 in person.         

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