Seniors return to Middletown High for graduation practice


By Caroline Schaeffer, Round Table reporter

Middletown High School graduating students of 2017 have begun attending graduation practices. On Thursday, May 25, Friday, May 26, and Tuesday, May 30, seniors gather to rehearse their graduation which will be held on May 31.

The latter two practices require seniors to be in costume with their robes, caps, and cords.

In the MHS auditorium, students walk down the aisle and practice from 8 am to 11 pm. This is happening after seniors last day on Tuesday May 23 which noted heartfelt goodbyes from the teenagers to their younger counterparts and each other.

This year’s graduates started school back in 2004, most entering Middletown Primary, Myersville Elementary, or Wolfsville Elementary. After thirteen years of schooling, they are receiving their diplomas at Mt. St Mary’s in the Knott Arena at  the PNC Complex. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm, but those attending must be there by 1:50 pm.

Graduation practice is mandatory for anybody to participate in the graduation ceremony. At these practices, each student will receive seven tickets for their family and friends to attend.