BHS graduation to be at Benson swimming pool

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By Reed Anfinson
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Swift County Monitor-News

Benson High School seniors will get a graduation ceremony for the history books. It may not be historic in the way seniors or parents would prefer but it will still be a graduation ceremony that will be read about in the years to come.

Members of the Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas at the Benson Family Aquatic Center during a ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 29, at 6 p.m.

“We are excited to be able provide a wonderful ceremony that celebrates and shows appreciation for the outstanding BHS 2020 Graduating class!” Supt. Dennis Laumeyer stated in a news release Monday afternoon.

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor, Department of Education, and Department of Health have established guidelines for Minnesota’s 2020 graduation ceremonies. State guidelines prohibit indoor ceremonies and stadiums and football field ceremonies.

“As a result, BHS has worked to plan a graduation ceremony that honors our amazing 2020 graduates and a ceremony that follows guidance. Precautions and safety measures will be implemented,” he said...

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