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Liberty High School set for commencement

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Liberty High School will host 2021 commencement ceremonies almost identical to last year’s ceremonies held during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each graduate will get a table of eight, which will be socially distanced from other families/tables. Ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Liberty High School will kick off the 2021 high school commencement ceremonies on Tuesday inside its stadium.

Last year, Liberty was one of the few high schools in the Central Section to host in-person graduation ceremonies.

However, like most schools last year, Liberty took part in a virtual graduation. Also, with the blessing of the Golden Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees, they were able to host a graduation celebration.

With tables spread out on the Liberty football field, each graduate was allowed eight tickets to sit at their respective tables. The graduates were spread socially distanced apart and the commencement went on with out a hitch.

Liberty hosts this year’s commencement ceremonies on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the stadium with basically the same set up as last year,” according to LHS principal Felipe Piedra.

“Part of it are the COVID-19 restrictions,” Piedra said. “We still have to be able to contact trace and we are under county restrictions. We had very positive responses from parents last year. They thought it was a more intimate ceremony.”

Unlike last year, high schools around the Central Valley will be hosting in-person graduations. Madera South will hold ceremonies June 10 and Madera will be June 11.



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