COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Class of 2021 will be able to toss their hats in the air this year, not from their couches, but instead alongside their classmates. 

Columbus City Schools announced Wednesday graduation ceremonies will be held in person. Most of them will be at the Columbus Convention Center.

Some schools opted for different locations. East High School will host its ceremony in its auditorium, Columbus Africentric Early College will use the fieldhouse and Columbus Scioto will celebrate at the district's Southland administrative building.

Guests must wear face coverings and social distance.

The district said ceremonies will take place between June 2 to June 5, and summer graduation will be held Aug. 14. 

The graduations will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

"As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, our goal is to safely have as much of a traditional graduation ceremony as possible," Superintendent and CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon said. "This is an important time, not only for our students and families, but for our Columbus community, and we want to make it as special as possible while also adhering to the necessary health and safety guidelines." 



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