Cannon County High School will conduct a very unique and innovative Graduation Commencement Exercise for the Senior Class of 2020 tonight. The plan is based on the latest guidance from the Tennessee Department of Education and social distancing guidelines.
Graduates walked the line earlier at the high school, gathering in small groups to minimize contact. A video of the graduation line was produced by DTC Communications. The final production will premier on the screens at the Moonlite Drive-In tonight at 8:00 pm. Each graduate of the class of 2020 has two car passes for the showing of the ceremony. Seniors will meet at the high school at 7:00 pm and will create the school’s longest processional, leaving the campus at 7:15 pm.
Cannon County citizens can support the Class of 2020 by lining the route (adhering to social distancing guidelines) along Main Street (Highway 70S) as the Seniors drive from Cannon County High School to the Moonlite Drive-In located at 931 West Main Street. Cannon County’s Radio Station WBRY will be playing the traditional graduation processional song, Pomp and Circumstance, on FM 107.1 and AM 1540. For those along the route, they are encouraged to turn on their radios and flood the street with music as the graduates make their way through town.
The viewing of the 2020 Graduation video will start approximately at 8:00 pm. Diplomaswill be handed out after the video showing. All graduates and family members will stay in their vehicles to maintain social distancing during the event. DTC Communications will be airing the video at the same time it is being aired at the theater on the DTC Facebook page, DTC Communications website – https://dtc3.tv/, and on DTC Channel 3. WBRY will be broadcasting the audio portion on FM 107.1, AM 1540, and livestream audio online at wbry.com.
Cannon County High School Principal Courtney Nichols commented, “First, I want to apologize that the end of the Class of 2020’s Senior Year has turned out this way. This is not how any of us wanted this year to end. Graduation ceremonies will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Our main goal is to keep Faculty and Staff, Students, Parents and others as safe as possible. The administration at CCHS has contemplated many ideas and suggestions that will make this night very special.”