Graduation ceremony is Friday night

Lateesha Clinton was the featured speaker at the CHS Baccalaureate service Sunday.

Cairo High School’s Class of 2012 will march onto the field of West Thomas Stadium to receive their diplomas Friday evening.
There are 236 candidates for graduation, according to school principal David McCurry.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., but gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Those holding reserved seat tickets will be seated on a first-come first-serve basis in an area of seats cordoned off at the 50-yard-line. The rest of the stadium will be available for those without tickets. School faculty will be on hand to help direct people to seats.
There are some items not allowed inside the stadium, said Mr. McCurry, “no umbrellas, balloons or artificial noise makers will be allowed in the stadium. People will be asked to leave them at the gate or take them back to their car.”
The high school principal said although many families like to celebrate the triumph of their graduate, he  urges them to respect others.
“The graduates ask the audience to be respectful of the next person in line; to make sure applause and celebration is appropriate so when the name of the next graduate is called their name can be heard as well,” Mr. McCurry said.
In the event of rain, the graduation ceremony will take place in the school gymnasium with seating limited to those reserved seat ticket holders only. Each graduate will receive five reserved seat tickets.

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