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Graduation; Newport-Mesa district sticks with virtual graduation plans

May 31, 2020 - Orange County Register (California)

Seniors in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa who want an in-person graduation may be getting a hard life lesson: Sometimes you just can ’t change people’s minds.

Since mid-March, school districts have been looking for alternatives to traditional stadium or auditorium commencement ceremonies, which can’t be held because of coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings.

Some have designed festivities students and families can attend in their cars, while others have chosen onl...