PLAINFIELD, NJ — It certainly will not be a typical one due to COVID-19, but Monday, June 22, will be a busy day for Plainfield high school graduates.
Virtual ceremonies for both Plainfield Academy for Arts and Advanced Studies, or P.A.A.A.S., and Plainfield High School students will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Links to view the graduations will be posted on the district's website just prior to the ceremonies. Watch P.A.A.A.S. graduation here.
Dr. Amir Whitaker, a Plainfield High School graduate and civil rights lawyer, and Founder and Director of Project KnuckleHead, a nonprofit organization for the empowerment of youth, will be the keynote speaker at Plainfield High School’s graduation.
Later, graduates will meet at 3:30 p.m. at duCret School of Art, 1030 Central Avenue, for pictures of Seniors tossing caps in the air. Balloons will also be released in memory of Kayla Spooner, who died in September 2017 at the age of 15. Had she lived, she would have graduated this year.
Seniors will travel from duCret to Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue, and then join the "Graduation Recognition Parade" to City Hall. The procession will start at 6 p.m. Interested parents and students should confirm interest at email@example.com.
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