Due to the recent pandemic that has put the world on pause, many seniors are worried about how they will end their high school career. Many school events have been postponed, while other events have not, and there is still an air of uncertainty surrounding the situation.
“I’m not as devastated as other people about the dates changing. I understand completely why they are happening,” said one senior, Mayra Salgado, “As long as prom and graduation are not cancelled, I really won’t be mad.”
The mandatory Tennessee (TN) Promise Webinar is due April 3. Students should have received an email requesting them to watch the webinar that contained a link to the video. The video must be watched in its entirety in order for students to remain eligible for the TN Promise scholarship. To view the webinar, click here. For more information about what the Tennessee Promise the and what institutions it covers, click here.
At the moment, the Superintendent’s Honor Banquet has been cancelled, and a new date has yet to be decided. The Superintendent’s Honor Banquet is held in order to recognize students who have achieved a spot in the top ten percent of the senior class.
May 7 is the current date for Class Night. The location is at Bayside Baptist Church, and the event is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.
Senior Night will be hosted on May 8 at Central High School at 9:30 a.m.
Prom will now be held on May 9. The location is still at the mill and it will still be from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are still on sale for $50.00 each, and both seniors and juniors are allowed to buy tickets. Contact Tina Cotreau via email in order to purchase prom tickets. To contact teachers, use this directory.
On May 12, seniors will finally get to walk across the stage and receive their high school diplomas. Students must attend graduation practice, which begins at 9:30 a.m. The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m at the McKenzie Arena. Although this set date has not changed, many students have been worried about graduation and wonder if they will be able to experience the ceremony.
“As long as graduation happens mostly on time, I’ll be alright with other senior event dates changing,” said Grant Scutt.
For now, school will be closed until April 24. Students will resume their classes on April 27.
Administration said that it is up to students and their families to decide whether or not to cancel their dress and tuxedo orders. With the uncertainty regarding being able to return to normal classes, no one is sure that students will be able to finish the 2019-2020 school year in class. They recommend that students check with store policies on return information. If students do return their clothing and the events do not end up being cancelled, administration will allow for “alternatives to formal attire” at school events such as Senior Day and prom.
Seniors that have not yet ordered their yearbook can do so here.