Lancaster holds socially-distanced graduation ceremony

Families and friends of graduating seniors are spaced six feet apart on the LHS football field where the ceremony was held.

by Megan Schiffres

LANCASTER—After schools abruptly closed in March due to concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, many students and educators across the Commonwealth wondered whether a celebration to mark the end of their seniors’ high school careers would happen at all.

“On March 13, 2020, we left Lancaster High School due to COVID-19, hoping to resume learning at school in just two weeks. We certainly did not know that our seniors would never return to our school grounds as students,” said principal Tara Booth.

The pandemic has changed many aspects of daily lives, altering everything from the way folks greet each other to the way they mark achievements. What were once public, crowded events where…

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