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Members of the Thomson High School class of 2019 are shown entering The Brickyard for their commencement a year ago.

The graduating class of 2020 has had to learn extreme patience because of the coronavirus pandemic. High school seniors across the country have had to forgo numerous milestones traditionally held in the spring, like the Junior/Senior Prom and commencement.

High schools in McDuffie and Warren counties will hold formal graduation ceremonies this summer, according to school administrators.

Thomson High School will hold its graduation exercises at 10 a.m. on July 25.

As of press time, the McDuffie County School System had not determined if a traditional in-person ceremony would be held, or if commencement will be virtual.

Caps and gowns should be dispersed to THS seniors on Thursday, May 7 from 4-6 p.m. and Friday, May 8 from noon-2 p.m. Parents and students should report to the bus ramp at Thomson High School and form a single file line in their cars. No one should get out of his or her car and no walk-ups will be accepted. If parents or guardians come to pick up a cap and gown, they must have either the student’s ID card, or know the student’s ID number. Questions can be directed to: Questions4THS@mcduffie.k12.ga.us.  

Warren County School Superintendent Carole Jean Carey said Warren County High School has tentatively set its commencement for Saturday, Aug. 1.

Briarwood Academy in Warrenton has announced dates for the last day of school, prom and senior graduation. Students will continue to practice distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

The last day of school for all the academy’s elementary grades is Friday, May 15. Graduation for grades K through 5th has been canceled.

The last day of school for academy middle and high school students will be Wednesday, May 20. There will be no comprehensive final exams given for the fourth nine weeks.

Briarwood’s Junior/Senior Prom has been rescheduled for Friday, June 26.

Graduation for academy seniors has been rescheduled for Friday, July 10.

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