While Coronavirus-2019 has changed so many aspects of our lives, there is one thing it is not changing - the Alabamian’s annual high school graduation special section.
Although no dates have been set for commencement exercises at any of our local schools - due to uncertainty over the virus - the Alabamian plans to still run the photos and names of all students who will be graduating from Addison, Haleyville, Lynn, Meek, Phillips and Winston County high schools in a special section of the newspaper, which will hit newsstands on Wednesday, May 20.
“Our area high school seniors are going through so much right now. Their last few months of high school, which were supposed to be filled with fun, memory-making activities - have been completely turned upside down due to Coronavirus-2019. We wanted to give them - and their parents and grandparents - a bit of normalcy and tradition by running our annual graduation section on time,” Alabamian Managing Editor Shelly Hess said.
The Alabamian is currently accepting advertisements for this keepsake edition. Any parent, grandparent, business, church or non-profit organization who would like to place an ad in this section to honor our area seniors can call the Alabamian at (205) 486-9461 or send an email to Advertising Director Roger Carden at firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.
Due to the virus, the Alabamian’s office is currently closed to the public, but staff members are in the building Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If anyone needs to stop by to place an ad, please call the phone number on the sign on the front door, and a staff member will come out to help you.
The deadline to place an advertisement in this keepsake edition will be Wednesday, May 6, at 5 p.m.
“We will announce the dates for commencement exercises for each school in print and online at mynwapaper.com once school officials set those dates,” Hess said.
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