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Northern Bedford High schedules graduation

District will try to hold ceremony on Thursday

BEDFORD — Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School are planned for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

Dr. Rich Mearkle, a 1972 NBC alumnus, will address the Class of 2020.

If commencement exercises are not able to be held in person on Thursday, a commencement video of seniors receiving their diplomas from their parents along with prerecorded commence­ment speeches will be played in its place. Should this occur, a formal commencement exercise will occur in the Panther Community Stadium on June 30 or July 23, dependent upon social distancing restrictions.

Student speakers for the commencement program will be Jan Gerald Sherlock, who will deliver the class welcome; Allyson Marlene Ritchey, who will offer the class address; and Sarah Grace Bowser, who will offer closing remarks.

The ministerium will produce a Baccalaureate video to be shared on social media with seniors in place of the formal ceremony. Pastor Mark “Gappy” Lingenfelter of Grace Brethren Church will preside and offer the invocation.

All academic awards and scholarships will be announced at the in-person commencement ceremony. More information will be shared prior to the summer ceremony. For more information, contact the high school principal’s office.

Class officers are Sarah Bowser, president; Madison Johnson, vice president; Heyleigh Wilkins, secretary; and Gabrianne Miller, treasurer.

The class motto is “Chase your dreams, but always know the road that’ll lead you home again,” by Tim McGraw.

Class advisers are Michelle Claar, Brianna Clouse, Jerry Fabian, Keith Little, Abigail Martin, Christa Moyer and Marcus Yeatts.

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