Dothan High to hold drive-through graduation on Peanut Festival fairgrounds

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan High School will now have its graduation at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds on June 6.

This comes after guidance from State Superintendent Eric Mackey provided Dothan City Schools with the drive-thru scenario as its safest option for the class of 2020.

The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the NPF north parking lot, although graduates will be able to arrive at 7 a.m. before the gates close at 8:15 a.m.

“Each graduate will receive a ticket for their car to enter the grounds,” a release from Dothan City Schools said. “Only vehicles with tickets will be allowed to enter the grounds and car occupants will be required to remain inside of their vehicles for the duration of the program, with exception to the graduate when their name is called to walk across the stage.”

The ceremony will be broadcasted live on WOOF radio stations 560 AM, 100.1 FM, and 107.1 FM as well as on the DCS Facebook Page.

Digital billboards will also show the graduates throughout the parking lot.

“Dothan City Schools would like to thank the City of Dothan, Chairman Mike Schmitz, WOOF Radio, and the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds for their support in helping DCS honor and celebrate the Class of 2020 in the best manner possible while maintaining the safety and security of the DHS Wolfpack Family,” the release states.

More information is set to be released in the next few weeks.

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