Thatcher High School announces graduation plans

THATCHER — Thatcher High School has solidified its graduation strategy and is following Safford’s playbook.

On its social media Friday, Thatcher High School announced that on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18 and 19, students will schedule time to walk individually across the stage in cap and gown to receive his or her diploma and have photos taken. Additional individual photos will be taken in the gym, following the walk on the stage.

As they exit, they will then receive a “swag bag” which includes a yearbook, academic honors and other items.

Each graduate may bring no more than four guests to watch him or her walk.

On May 22, starting at 6:30 p.m., a car parade around the town of Thatcher will take place. The driver of the car must be 18 or older and no more than four students will be allowed in a vehicle or truck bed. No trailers will be allowed.

A recording of a graduation ceremony — including singing of the national anthem, valedictorian and salutatorian speeches and a slide show, will be streamed May 22 for all to view.

Safford High School is currently conducting the same graduation program, with a car parade taking place May 21.

Pima High School is conducting a virtual graduation online Wednesday, May 20, at 8 p.m.