Algonquin seniors gearing up for graduation

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Photo by/Dakota Antelman
Sun shone on the Algonquin High School football field during the football season earlier this spring. The space will host Algonquin’s graduation later this month.

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer

NORTHBOROUGH/SOUTHBOROUGH – The school year is winding down for Northborough and Southborough public schools. 

The last official day is Friday, June 18. However, Algonquin Regional High School senior students will have walked the halls of the school for the last time weeks before that date. 

As state guidelines have become less restrictive, students will have the opportunity to enjoy some senior activities and an outdoor graduation ceremony that will look different than the one that was originally planned. 

Students are no longer required to wear masks and will be seated three feet apart for the outdoor commencement ceremony to be held on Sunday, June 6, at 10 a.m. 

According to an email update from Principal Sean Bevan, graduation will now be held on the football field, which will allow parents better visibility and proximity to the stage.

Graduates may also receive their diplomas by hand. Previously, students were going to hand-pick it off a table.  

A senior class night was also held on May 27, the official last day of school for seniors. A parade including the participation of K-12 teachers, free all-you-can-eat food trucks and ice cream and a movie on a giant screen on the football field were all being planned by the Senior Steering Committee as of May 19. 

“We want to make this a memorable experience and memorable for the right reasons,” said Bevan during a May 19 Regional School Committee meeting.

Expectations and guideline updates will continue to be communicated to families.