Guess what's in the forecast?  Yup, more rain is expected on Friday and Saturday, and that has forced a change in venue for the upcoming graduation ceremonies for Nacogdoches High School. That graduation ceremony celebrating the Class of 2021 has now been moved to Stephen F. Austin State University’s William R. Johnson Coliseum at 8 p.m., Friday. The decision was made Wednesday because of the ongoing threat of rain for the ceremony originally planned for Dragon Stadium.

Nacogdoches High School graduates will still receive 10 tickets to distribute to friends and family to attend the ceremony at SFA.  University officials are not requiring masks in Johnson Coliseum, but NISD encourages those attending the ceremony to wear a face covering.

Nacogdoches High School has held its graduation ceremony at Johnson Coliseum in recent years but had planned on using Dragon Stadium for the Class of 2021 because of restrictions in place related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The threat of rain on Friday and Saturday this weekend – combined with the university loosening restrictions on campus as the COVID threat has eased in Nacogdoches County – paved the way for the ceremony to take place at SFA.

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“We’re grateful to SFA for taking on this late change in plans,” said NISD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo. “Our students, staff and the community are quite familiar with holding graduation at SFA, and everyone will be able to make a rapid adjustment to the plans.

“With the uncertainty in the weather forecast, we just feel this is the best option for us to have a ceremony on Friday.”

 

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