Hamburg High School seniors will finally get to walk across the football field in their caps and gowns on Saturday morning.

The graduation ceremony will be different this year as the school is working to abide by COVID-19 guidelines and there are rules in place to protect the new turf.

Each student who attends both graduation practices will be given six tickets to give to their families to attend the event.

Social distancing must be practiced by all students, staff, and guests in attendance and masks must be worn at all times unless a person is speaking.

Seating will be in the stands only and no one will be permitted to stand or sit outside of the bleachers.

As mandated by the state, all attendants will be separated by six feet of space. Families of six or more may sit closer together.

No one will be allowed on the field except for the graduates.

Additionally, no pets, noisemakers, or balloons will be allowed at the ceremony.

The students will not receive their diplomas until after the ceremony, but immediately following the event they will be available in the field house.

Students will not be allowed to wear high heels or any shoes that may damage the new turf.

Graduation practices will be Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m. and the ceremony will be Saturday at 10 a.m.

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