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SWFL high schools, universities plan in-person graduations

Graduation time has arrived, but 2021 won’t see those drive-thru ceremonies from the beginning of the pandemic. Instead, school districts and universities in Southwest Florida will give their seniors their much-deserved diplomas in person. The Lee County School District says the COVID-19 safety requirements may vary depending on the venue, but still had a good list […]

FGCU students hope school will offer in-person graduation

A couple of Florida schools have announced in-person ceremonies with changes for this year, but that’s not the case for one Southwest Florida school. The University of Florida announced plans to host both an in-person ceremony for spring graduates and a makeup for those who graduated in 2020. Florida State University will announce plans next […]

Lemon Bay seniors get a special ceremony

Most high school students await and some even dream of what their graduation will be like from the moment they set foot on campus. Seniors at Lemon Bay High School in Englewood are no different. “You go through high school awaiting graduation day,” said Class of 2020 President Abigail Turner. However, many of them never […]

School district cancels in-person graduations in Charlotte County due to rise in COVID-19

Charlotte County Public Schools announced the cancellation of all its in-person graduation ceremonies Monday due to the uptick in confirmed coronavirus cases in the community. See the release by the school district below: https://cdn.winknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/In-Person-Graduation-Cancelation-Press-Release-7.6.20.pdf   MORE: Charlotte County Public Schools: In-Person Graduation Cancellation