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Most Maui schools plan in-person graduation

The Maui News

With graduation just around the corner, most high schools on Maui are planning in-person ceremonies, while Lanai and Molokai high schools are still mulling plans, according to the state Department of Education.

The DOE announced graduation dates for schools across Hawaii on Monday, with alternate ceremonies and guest limits continuing for a second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dates, locations and formats for Maui County schools are as follows:

• King Kekaulike High, May 20, school stadium, in person with limited guests and vehicles, 220 participating seniors.

• Baldwin High, May 21, War Memorial Stadium, in person with virtual ceremony, 290 participating seniors.

• Hana High & Elementary, May 22, school campus, details to be announced, 28 participating seniors.

• Lanai High & Elementary, May 22, Palawai Field, details to be announced, 40 participating seniors.

• Maui High, May 22, War Memorial Stadium, in person with graduates and essential staff only inside stadium with limited guests and vehicles outside, 430 participating seniors.

• Molokai High, May 22, school football field, details to be announced, 66 participating seniors.

• Lahainaluna High, May 23, school stadium, in person with more details to be announced, 216 participating seniors.

“We are so proud of our Class of 2021 graduates for their scholarship, student leadership and resilience during this very difficult COVID-10 period,” DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in a news release. “Our high schools across the islands have been working with graduates, parents and families to plan the best possible celebrations while adhering to social distancing requirements and other health and safety guidelines.”

The DOE will update its website at hawaiipublicschools.org as more details become available.

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