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ORANGE TOWNSHIP -- Mapleton School District will recognize its 89 graduating seniors on Sunday, June 7 with a traditional -- but socially distant -- commencement ceremony, according to Superintendent Scott Smith.

The 58th annual Mapleton High School commencement ceremony is set for 2 p.m. June 7 at the John E. Camp Stadium, so long as it remains permitted by the Ashland County Health Department. 

The ceremony will limit guests and require students and their families follow health department protocols, which are expected to be shared via email leading up to the event. Seniors are encouraged to check their iMounte and Career Center emails for updates, directions and more information about graduation. 

If for any reason the Ashland County Health Department would change its stance on in-person, traditional commencement ceremonies, Mapleton School District has a "Plan B." This alternative plan would be a drive-up, parking lot graduation, according to Smith. 

"We’ll also have a private, individual student/family ceremony for those who don’t want to participate in the other options," he continued. 

Rain alternatives for the graduation ceremony are June 7 at 4 and 6 p.m., June 8 at 6:30 p.m. and each concurrent day at 6:30 p.m. until the ceremony can be held.

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