Liberal High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the LHS Class of 2013 at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, May 18th at Redskin Field. Seating will be on a “first-come, first-served basis” with gates opening at 8:00 A.M. In case of inclement weather, school officials will make a decision by 7:00 A.M. the day of the commencement to move the ceremony indoors. In the event graduation is moved indoors, tickets will be required for admittance into the gymnasium. The tickets will be distributed to each graduating senior, and it will be their responsibility to distribute them to whomever they want to attend the ceremony in the gym.
Regardless of whether the ceremony is held outdoors or inside, spectators will have the option to view the ceremonies on the large screen projection in the air-conditioned James Maskus Auditorium across the hall from the gym. The ceremony will also be broadcast over cable channel 16 for those to view from any location with cable access.
School officials stress that graduation exercises are a formal celebration of the milestone that the students have reached and ask that audience members conduct themselves with the dignity that goes along with the ceremony.
No air horns or other artificial noise makers are allowed. No one will be allowed inside the fenced area of the Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex other than graduates and authorized personnel. At the conclusion of the ceremony everyone is asked to remain in place until the graduates have left the stadium. Graduates will go to the cafeteria to receive their official diplomas. After doing that, they will be able to visit with family and friends in the commons area or outside of the building.