Even off-campus, CNE seniors staying busy during May

By Dick Maloney

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (May 8, 2020) – The 123 members of Clermont Northeastern High School’s Class of 2020 have not been on campus for two months, but they remain busy preparing for the next phases of their lives.

CNE High School Principal T. J. Glassmeyer

High School Principal T.J. Glassmeyer sent a letter to seniors and their families outlining the district’s plans to commemorate and recognize them.

 “I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. I know this is not the way any of you wanted to end your high school career,” Glassmeyer wrote. “Please know we are doing everything in our power to make this as special and as close to normal as we can make it. We have scheduled a number of graduation related activities that we hope will allow you to finish out your high school career on a positive note as you move on to your next chapter.”

Those events include:

May 14: Virtual Senior Awards, 6:30 p.m. A link to the broadcast will be emailed and posted on social media the day of awards.

May 15/May 16: Senior Pictures. The district is providing each senior with a photo in their cap and gown and a photo with up to four family members for free. Additional copies will be available for purchase through McIntyre Photography.

Graduates in Cap n Gown ,The background image is blue sky. (Getty Images)

Will Caps Fly at virtual graduation ceremony for CNE Seniors? (Stock photo)

May 22: Virtual Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m. The ceremony will contain many of the elements of a traditional graduation ceremony – speeches, music, etc.  Each graduating seniors name will be announced and picture displayed.

July 3: Prom at B&B Riverboats. Price and ticket information TBD. (Contingent upon the current “Stay at Home Order” and social distancing guidelines being rescinded.)

Aug. 5: In-person graduation ceremony, Crossroads Eastside 7 p.m. Contingent upon the current “Stay at Home Order” and social distancing guidelines being rescinded. As of April 24 the State Department of Education was discouraging in-person ceremonies at any time so this may not be possible.

“I feel really bad for our seniors, but we are trying our best to make it as special for them as possible,” said Glassmeyer.  “We were originally scheduled to hold our graduation ceremony at Crossroads Eastside. They have generously agreed to record and produce our virtual graduation with their state of the art equipment. They have been incredibly gracious and have bent over backwards to help our students.” 

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