Some schools to host in-person commencement while others offer drive-through or virtual events
By STEPHANIE SALMONS Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Monday, May 3, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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A box for a diploma name check is located outside the office at Waiakea High School in Hilo on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
Two teachers walk around the track at the Waiakea High School stadium in Hilo on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
Waiakea High School plans to host a graduation ceremony at the stadium in Hilo, which is photographed on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to traditional commencement ceremonies, some East Hawaii high schools will return to in-person graduations, while others will celebrate seniors in other ways.