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Full Stands Welcomed For Van Buren County High School Graduation

The traditional Van Buren County High School graduation is coming back in full force Friday.

Principal Jaime Simmons and Vice Principal Katina Simmons said students and staff are excited to welcome the entire community with no capacity limits.

“We have a tradition where our juniors march, and they are in their formal wear,” Simmons said. “And then, our seniors will also walk through them. We will have the ceremony, and then after the candle lit ceremony, our seniors will light the pathway for the juniors to become seniors, and then they walk through that pathway when they leave.”

Simmons said the candle lit ceremony has been apart of graduation since the high school was created. Graduation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

“We are so excited,” Simmons said. “We are excited for the kids. We are excited for the parents. We are just a very small county and our graduation has received comments that it has been one of the most beautiful graduations in the state of Tennessee.”

Simmons said COVID precautions will be an individual choice.