Editor's note: Some details were omitted from an initial report in Tuesday's edition. This is an update containing that information.
Sturgis High School plans to hold a graduation ceremony for the class of 2020.
Nicholas Herblet, principal at the high school, said a survey was given to the senior class, which voted to have graduation on July 19, in the hopes of having a traditional ceremony. The ceremony would take place at 2 p.m. at the football stadium, with no cap on attendance. If weather dictates, it would be moved to the gymnasium, with a cap of 10 tickets per graudate.
Herblet said if large gatherings are not permitted on July 19, SHS will proceed with a graduation using an alternative plan that would allow for graduate names to be read as they walk across the stage wearing a cap and gown. Up to four family members would be allowed to attend. The plan would include student and staff speeches and graduation music.
Herblet thanked members of the senior class their feedback. He and his administrative staff believe this plan best balances the desire for a traditional graduation ceremony with the need to provide closure for graduates.