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Instead of one graduation, Marlborough will have 10, so graduates can celebrate at a distance

Instead of one graduation, Marlborough will have 10, so graduates can celebrate at a distance

CBS BOSTON – This is usually an exciting time for high school seniors as graduation and the future looms before them. But what do you do in the age of the coronavirus? The Marlboro School Department has come up with a unique graduation idea. It lets the young people get their diplomas as their proud families look on. All while keeping a safe distance.

They’re names and pictures are on display on lawn signs outside of Marlborough’s historic Walker Building, the class of 2020. At first, it looked like this would be the extent of the graduation ceremony. But as the state slowly reopens, a plan was hatched.

“The first thing we wanted to bring to the forefront was the safety of all the participants,” said Mike Bergeron, Superintendent of Schools. But high school graduations are usually jam-packed events. “We have a new, beautiful, brand new stadium field behind our middle school,” said Bergeron. A field where there’s plenty of space to social distance, if you hold down the numbers.

Read the full article by Paula Ebben here.

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