High School Graduation Ceremonies set for Thursday, Friday

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From Staff Reports

Coweta County’s three public high schools are set to hold each of their 2021 Graduation Ceremonies later this week.

Newnan High School kicks off the trio of celebrations with its graduation set for Thursday, May 27. East Coweta is scheduled on Friday at 7 p.m. and Northgate follows at 7:30 p.m. later that evening. All three cereomonies will be in-person at the school’s home football stadiums. Newnan will start its commencement at 5 p.m. due to damage to Drake Stadium’s lighting system from the March tornado.

The early weather forecast from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City says to expect sunny skies and a high of 91 on Thursday and dropping to 68 overnight. On Friday, mostly sunny skies are in the forecast with a high of 90 and an overnight low of 66. There is a 40 percent rain chance on Friday.

Governor Brian Kemp lifted the limitations of crowd size in public gatherings last month, thus each stadium can be at full capacity. Other COVID precautions will be observed by high schools, and encouraged with attendees, during the graduation events.

The dates and times are:

  • Newnan High School’s graduation will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 27, at Drake Stadium
  • Northgate High graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 28, at Henry Seldon Field
  • East Coweta’s Graduation will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 28 at Shoemake Stadium

Prior to Kemp’s lifting of the crowd size limitations, East Coweta had planned on holding its graduation on two separate evenings. But now it’s set for one ceremony.

“These students deserve to graduate together, all at one time,” said East Coweta Principal Steve Allen.  “I am excited for everyone that we can do this, and I look forward to seeing everyone together at Shoemake Stadium on May 28.”

East Coweta will run shuttle service to and from the stadium on May 28 from sites at Lee and Poplar Road.  Newnan High School will run shuttle service to and from their campus on May 27 from the University of West Georgia Newnan Campus.

More information on 2021 graduations, inclement weather back-up plans (rain dates), arrival times, parking, and other event plans is available on the high school’s websites.

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