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Harrisburg School District to celebrate seniors with drive-up event and outdoor graduation

Harrisburg School District Administration building

Harrisburg will soon see its second class of seniors graduate high school during the COVID pandemic—but that won’t stop them from celebrating.

The Harrisburg School District is inviting its senior students and their families to a “Sign & Drive” event on May 8 to congratulate them from a safe distance.

“During this unprecedented time and a year of remote learning, it is imperative that we as educational leaders, a school district, student’s families and all residents of the City of Harrisburg, take time to acknowledge, celebrate and honor the hard work, steadfast perseverance, and outstanding accomplishments of our amazing students. Their academic tenacity, resilience, and determination to succeed is to be applauded,” said Harrisburg High School principals in a collective statement.

High school seniors and their families are encouraged to decorate their cars for the drive-up event, where the district will distribute complimentary Class of 2021 congratulatory signage. There will be music and gift giveaways, as well.

According to the district, only one car per graduate is permitted and students and families must stay in their vehicles.

The event will take place at Harrisburg High School’s John Harris Campus.

Also coming up is the high school’s red carpet and prom on May 22. It will be held outside on Severance Field at the John Harris Campus. In the case of rain, it will be moved to May 23.

On June 5, the district will hold a graduation ceremony at 11 a.m., also on Severance Field. Tickets will be required for entry and the ceremony will be live-streamed, as well. The rain date is June 6.

For more information, visit the Harrisburg School District’s website.

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