Some 153 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas as LaRue County High School holds Commencement exercises May 27 at 8 p.m.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hawks’ Football Field. Gates open at 6 p.m.
In case of bad weather, Kyle Goodlett, principal, said the event will be moved into the high school gymnasium.
“We will let people know through One-Call and social media outlets by 3 p.m. if we’re changing the location to inside,” said Goodlett. “If they don’t hear from us, then it will be outside.”
Goodlett noted that the seniors have requested their commencement continue the tradition of dignity and respect.
“Air horns and audience outbursts are prohibited and people who don’t respect the seniors’ wishes will be escorted from the grounds by Kentucky State Police,” he cautioned.
He also reminded those planning on attending that seats are first-come, first-served, and that no lawn chairs are allowed inside the stadium.
The principal encouraged those attending to park in LaRue County Parks and Recreation’s parking area behind the middle school and adjacent to the stadium.
“Handicapped parking, for vehicles with appropriate stickers, will be in the rear parking lot next to the baseball field,” he added.
Summer Garris, English department chair and senior class adviser, said the school’s commencement involves many members of the community.
“From First Baptist's help with seating and staging, to LaRue County Parks and Recreation's involvement with seating and parking, to countless other individuals and organizations that pitch in, this is truly a testament to the ‘awesomeness’ of this community,” she remarked. “The graduates and their sponsors are so grateful.”