Meade County High School has announced that three events have been approved to celebrate the class of 2021: prom, Reverse Senior Skip Day and graduation.
Prom this year will be a semi-formal to formal event on April 24, including a catered dinner for the senior class only. Professional photography and entertainment will be provided, and the event will likely take place at the Farm Bureau building. Tickets for prom, which is expected to last approximately two hours, will be around $15.
Reverse Senior Skip Day, an idea created by three members of the class of 2021, will be held at MCHS on May 14. This is an event to build senior camaraderie with numerous activities on campus for seniors to be able to choose between.
Administrators are hopeful that they can also incorporate a type of “Project Grad” giveaway during this event, as well as award graduation cords and conduction graduation practice. They’re also hopeful to get a class of 2021 picture if there is a safe way to do so.
Graduation is scheduled for May 28. This year will mark the return to the traditional graduation on the MCHS football field with the entire class of 2021.
“The overwhelming response from our seniors was that it was important for the Class of 2021 to be together in a traditional format for this culminating event,” says a Facebook post from administrators. “We are so happy that we can provide tradition for our Greenwaves!”
Graduates will be allowed six tickets each. Guidance of local health officials and the state will still be followed, but organizers are hopeful that they may be able to increase the number of tickets allowed as the date of graduation gets closer. The event will be live streamed to enable any community or family member unable to attend to watch the ceremony. May 29 will be the backup day in case of inclement weather.
Administrators noted that all events are subject to change based on COVID-19 data.
“This year has been anything but ‘normal’ for this Class of 2021,” administrators said in the Facebook post. “We want to celebrate them in the biggest, safest way possible. We know that these plans are not perfect and some will desire more. Please know that we are going to honor these Greenwaves in the best ways that we can, in as “normal” of a fashion as possible. We are extremely excited about these events and we can’t wait to send the Class of 2021 out in style!”