Hays High makes tentative plans for graduation

Hays High School’s graduation for the Class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, May 23 at Fort Hays State University’s Gross Memorial at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

There are approximately 195 seniors graduating this year.

“Like last year, we should be having a graduation rehearsal,” counselor Amy Miller said. “It would be held on May 21 at 9 a.m. at 12th Street Auditorium. For the PCR [Parent Choice Remote] students, they can join back for the graduation ceremony. As the seniors walk across the stage, they will be given a blank diploma and then after graduation ends, they will be handed the ‘real’ one from their assigned counselor.”

“I feel excited but also nervous about the real world on what that may bring. I’m looking forward to leaving Hays High for the last time as a student and my plan after graduation is to attend Fort Hays and major in Criminal Justice. Some advice I’d give to underclassmen would be just to be nice and stay positive,” says senior Mason Emerson.

As far as caps and gowns, students will be able to decorate their caps appropriately. For the Class of 2021, students will be given a cord if their cumulative grade point average is above a 3.6. The gold cords are 3.90-4.00, a silver cord is 3.80-3.89 and a white cord is for 3.60-3.79.

“I’m excited to get more sleep in now that we are graduating, but I’m also excited to work and have graduation at Fort Hays State rather than outside at Hays High School,” senior Jacob Bollig said.