Bessemer City High School seniors to graduate June 18

Bessemer schools announce graduation plans

BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - Seniors at Bessemer City High School will graduate Thursday, June 18th.

Students will receive their diplomas in person at Tiger Stadium at 10 a.m.

Superintendent Dr. Autumm Jeter says she wants graduation to be as traditional as possible. After receiving some advice from the Alabama Department of Education and the CDC, the district decided to push the graduation into the summer as far back as possible.

Dr. Jeter says if in person graduation is held at Tiger stadium then, safety measures will be in place including social distancing.

"We’ll be able to easily space out our seniors on the football field. They will have limited tickets. Each senior will only receive four tickets and parents will be sectioned off..It’s going to take a lot of work on the school system’s end but we’re willing to do that in order to keep the ceremony as traditional as possible,” Dr. Jeter said.

All students are required to wear a face mask for COVID-19 protective measures (masks will be provided by the school district). Guests are strongly encouraged to do so as well. The event is not open to the public.

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