OHS to hold limited, in-person graduation ceremony

OKEECHOBEE– Okeechobee High School seniors will get a traditional graduation ceremony after all– with one big caveat. The class of 2020 graduation ceremony will be on May 30 at 9 a.m. in the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. However, due to COVID-19, the graduation will be open to seniors only, with family and friends able to […]

Glades County School Board to consider graduation dates

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County School Board members will discuss on Thursday, May 14, what the possibilities might be for having some sort of graduation ceremony after all for the Class of 2020 at the middle-high school, Principal Janice Foster said Monday. The Moore Haven Middle-High School commencement exercise was set to be May 23, […]

IRSC graduates over 3,500

Graduates celebrate online now; future commencement ceremony planned FORT PIERCE — More than 3,500 Indian River State College (IRSC) students have earned their degrees this 2019-20 academic year. Despite unforeseen challenges — from Hurricane Dorian in the fall to the present coronavirus pandemic — IRSC students persevered in true Pioneer spirit. This year marks the […]

GCCHS graduates-to-be hate being in limbo

BELLE GLADE — E’Mya Jones is one sorely disappointed soon-to-be-graduate of Glades Central Community High School. It was announced over the weekend that public school students in Florida now would not be able to finish out their regular 2019-2020 school year in this singular year of abnormalcy, after a first-ever statewide shutdown in the middle […]

Change.org petition calls for traditional graduation in Palm Beach County

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A lady named Jennifer Balton has filed a petition on change.org asking authorities to “Reschedule Palm Beach County Class of 2020 Graduation.” If you want to join the multitudes — actually, more than the population of Pahokee — who are getting behind it, go to change.org and search for Palm Beach […]

Graduation still on, says principal

OKEECHOBEE — With the caveat that it is impossible to predict how the COVID-19 crisis will look in the near future, Okeechobee High School Principal Lauren Myers says the May 29 graduation date hasn’t changed yet. “Graduation is a milestone for all students; it is either the first major step in obtaining a professional degree […]

Commencement ceremonies in limbo

PB County cancels ceremonies at fairgrounds, causing confusion PALM BEACH COUNTY — Dr. Donald Fennoy, superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District, wrote a letter April 7 to the “Distinguished Class of 2020,” informing thousands of seniors, sadly, that he had to cancel their traditional commencement ceremonies at the South Florida Fairgrounds. He said […]

OHS graduation caps off lake area school year

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School graduation ceremony held on May 31 marked the end of the 2018-19 school year for lake area schools. Okeechobee was the last of the six high schools around Lake Okeechobee to hold their graduation this year. The ceremony was held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center at 7 p.m. OHS […]

Moore Haven High School Class of 2019

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven High School had its graduation ceremony on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Terrier Field. The 2019 Moore Haven High School graduation class members are Thomas Aispuro, Thalia Diaz, Kane Aragus, Stephanie Aranda, Fatima Arroyo, Alyke Baker, Samantha Blain, Katherine Blanton, Amanda Brendel, Javier Cardona Jr., Larry Casellas, Emanuel […]