Virtual and Physical Graduation for the Class of 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduating class of 2020 will not be able to have a physical graduation ceremony on the original date of May 22. However, the seniors will be having a virtual ceremony on May 22 to celebrate the seniors’ achievements throughout high school.

Principal Dr. Dan Lane sent information to all MHS students and families on how the virtual graduation can be viewed. Our Virtual Commencement Ceremony will go live at 7:00 p.m. on Fri., May 22. When you are ready to watch, click THIS LINK to access the file anytime after 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

If you are using a YouTube app on your Smart television to view the presentation, the direct link is

The county has also planned a senior weekend that will take place from July 31 to Aug. 1. Senior activities are different for each school in the county. If everything goes as planned, the county has set up an alternate date for a physical ceremony which will be on Aug. 1.

However, if state emergency declarations have not been lifted, the physical ceremony will not happen in order to ensure safety of both students and families.


Senior Kenzie Bell appreciates the efforts made by the county and the school that are going towards making her graduation ceremony a reality.

“I’m glad the school system is doing what they can in order to make our graduation special, but I feel the virtual graduation is unnecessary since we are planning to have a physical graduation soon after,” said Bell. “I haven’t really had any concerns regarding the physical graduation other than practicality, being that I have no idea if we are actually having it.”