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Waterford High School seniors to graduate at Waterford Beach

Waterford — The high school's Class of 2020 is set to graduate at Waterford Beach.

The event taking place on Thursday, June 18, with a rain date of June 19, was dubbed a "parking lot ceremony" in an email Principal Andre Hauser sent to students and parents. Graduates and their families are to be seated in cars in the field at Waterford Beach during the proceedings.

Since graduates cannot gather together to walk across the stage because of the social distancing necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic, the school will broadcast a stream of each graduate on its YouTube channel as names are announced, and graduates can leave cars briefly at the end of the ceremony for the "tassel-turning."

"We are currently working with the Waterford Police Department and town officials to determine how much parking we have available at Waterford Beach," Hauser said in the email. "We will communicate more information to you about the number of cars of guests each graduate can bring, along with other guidelines for the ceremony, once we have determined these details."

s.spinella@theday.com 

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