Bridgeton High School Holding Single Ceremony for Graduating Class of 2021

By: Kaitlyn Kudriavetz, Follow South Jersey Child Welfare Intern

Photo: Ryan Schumacher | Follow South Jersey

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Bridgeton High School is set to hold its commencement ceremony with limited restrictions for the graduating class of 2021 at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 21.

In light of the recent changes made to New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions, there will now be one graduation ceremony for the entire class, as opposed to the two split ceremonies that were originally planned for the class of 2021.

“After much discussion, hearing from students, hearing from the Board, lifted restrictions, and changing crowd size recommendations, we finally settled on holding one graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with 319 graduates seated on the field on Monday,” Superintendent Keith Miles said.

Each student has been given tickets for four guests each — two indoor tickets and two outdoor tickets. Those with outdoor tickets will be seated at the Bridgeton high school football stadium to watch the 319-person graduating class, capping the outdoor crowd size at about 654 people. This measure is being taken as a precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those with indoor tickets will be seated in the Bridgeton high school auditorium and cafeteria, where the graduation will be livestreamed over a big projector screen.

A link to the live stream will also be available on the school’s website at 6 p.m. for anyone unable to attend tonight’s ceremony.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.