Free Caps and Gowns for Seniors
By Ally Rau
With the Coronavirus pandemic still largely affecting the world, the class of 2021 has had a unique senior year. Many seniors were unable to compete in their last sporting event or sing in their last musical performance. With so much being missed out on, the school district is still hopeful about hosting a graduation ceremony of some kind.
Going forward with graduation, MMSD has decided to purchase a cap and gown for every senior this year. “We wanted to do something different, special, and honor their hard work with a token that they can keep,” Devon Larosa, La Follette High School principal, said. An email was sent out to all senior families with information on how to order their cap and gown. The caps and gowns will be available to pick up at the school at a later date.
A group of La Follette seniors and staff have been brainstorming ideas to create a safe and memorable graduation. “We are meeting every other week and planning for the ceremony, special speakers and senior activities,” Molly Hayes, Coordinator of Student Engagement, said. “We are planning all sorts of options depending on what the restrictions may or may not be in May.” This includes coming up with a list of different ideas for graduation, other celebrations, and who we would want as a commencement speaker. With so many unknowns in the future, it is important to stay safe and adaptable.
The school district and La Follette are working to celebrate the class of 2021 in a safe and memorable way.