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Norfolk, NE high schools preparing for full capacity graduations

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NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV) - High schools in Norfolk, Nebraska are preparing for graduation.

Administrators at Norfolk Catholic High School say that they will be hosting an indoor graduation at full capacity.

Masks will be optional and students will be spread out as much as possible. There will also be no limits to how many people can attend the graduation.

The ceremony also will have a streaming option on the school's website for those to attend.

Graduation for Norfolk Catholic High School is scheduled for Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m.

"We are really really blessed and excited to be able to have our graduation ceremony without having to limit any of our people coming in," said Norfolk Catholic High School Principal Amy Wattier.

Norfolk Public Schools are also making their plans for high school graduation.

Administrators say the high school will hold a traditional ceremony in the gym, at full capacity.

Students and audience members will be required to wear masks. Students will be spaced out as much as possible for social distancing.

The school will have masks available for those who do not have one on hand.

"It's nice that right now we're able to do this for our graduates and for our families. They all want to have a nice traditional ceremony and I'm just so excited that we're able to do that for them," said Dr. Jami Jo Thompson, superintendent for Norfolk Public Schools.

Norfolk Senior High School's graduation ceremony is Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m.

Brett Mayerson

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