Following Governor Greg Abbott’s address earlier this month, Wharton County school districts unveil their plans to host open air ceremonies for their seniors.
To stay in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. GA-23 and guidelines set by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), each school district will have to maintain social distancing, provide hand-sanitizing stations or hand-washing stations, and for some, limit attendees.
Boling High School announced their plans to host their graduation ceremony Thursday, June 4, starting at 8 p.m. at the Boling High School football stadium, and will be limiting each graduate’s family group to five persons or less.
BHS also plans to live stream the ceremonies through the district’s Facebook account.
El Campo High School will hold an outdoor graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 4 at Ricebird Stadium.
The following day, on Friday, June 5, Louise High School and East Bernard High School will host their graduating senior class and families.
East Bernard will also have a five-family group limit for seniors, but will provide a livestream of the ceremonies.
EBHS ceremonies will begin at 8 p.m. and will be held in Memorial Stadium in East Bernard.
Louise High School graduates have not been asked to limit invited guests for their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 5.
The ceremonies will begin at 8 p.m. at Hornet Stadium in Louise.
Wharton High School graduates are set to walk the stage on Friday, June 26, at the Eddie Joseph Memorial Stadium beginning at 8 p.m. and the event is planned to be open to the public.
According to the district, it will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from the governor and the Texas Education Agency.
The County Gin would like to congratulate each of Wharton County’s graduating seniors and wish them well in their future endeavors.
View a list of current requirements on TEA’s website.