Marlborough High School prepares for outdoor 2021 graduation

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Photo by/Dakota Antelman
John Noble Field in Marlborough will host an abbreviated but in-person graduation, this year.

By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer

Marlborough — Members of Marlborough High School’s Class of 2021 will get to cross the stage and receive their diplomas this year, Principal Daniel Riley outlined in a graduation plan that he presented to the School Committee March 9.  

Graduation will take place outside Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, in separated groups. Group size will be dependent upon state health guidelines.

The ceremonies will take place at the John G. Noble Field behind the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb School, with rain dates set for Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13.

Last year, groups of 22 students participated in individual ceremonies, with up to six family members gathering per student. 

According to Riley, MHS would like to create larger student groups this year while also allowing more families to attend if state health guidelines allow.  

Anyone attending must bring their own mask. 

Families, in turn, will sit together “separate from other families,” as a school-contracted photographer provides services. 

With this round of plans now made public, MHS is circulating a survey among students seeking feedback. 

Riley also said that arrangements will be made to still celebrate with families that opt out of the in-person commencement.