Bossier Schools class of 2020 “Bring it Home”

Horry County high school seniors now have two options to choose from for an in-person graduation.
Horry County high school seniors now have two options to choose from for an in-person graduation.((Source: Pixabay))
Updated: May. 22, 2020 at 11:06 AM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Bossier Schools will be “Bringing it Home” by giving the Class of 2020 a chance to return to their high schools to say a proper goodbye as they mark the end of their K-12 academic journey.

Graduates faced the reality they would not be able to enjoy a commencement ceremony with family and friends at the CenturyLink Center as in previous years.

Spring Commencement
Spring Commencement(Bossier Parish Schools)

Bossier Schools will now hold outdoor ceremonies at each high school’s stadium. This move will allow the Class of 2020 to be celebrated the way they deserve; with their families and friends there to cheer them on.

Graduation ceremonies will be moved to mid-June when group size restrictions further relax in Louisiana during Phase II of reopening. The date also enables many students who joined the military the opportunity to participate before leaving to serve our country.

“We are excited about giving our graduates this unique experience to finish where they started, formed lasting friendships, and made their mark,” said Bossier Schools Superintendent Mitch Downey. “Our seniors have seen so much of their year derailed, and to award them the chance to return to their respective campuses one last time for a celebratory send-off just feels right.”

Bossier Parish commencement exercises are as follows:

  • June 9- Bossier High School 6:30 p.m.
  • June 10- Haughton High School 7 p.m
  • June 11- Parkway High School 6 p.m.
  • June 12- Benton High School 7 p.m.
  • June 13- Plain Dealing High School 10 a.m.
  • June 13- Airline High School 8 p.m.

Proper social distancing will be observed for graduates and guests are encouraged to do the same. Masks are also encouraged, but not required.

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