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Wewahitchka High School Hangs Light Pole Banners For Grads

Gulf Coast Electric hanging up banner for Wewahitchka High School Class of 2020 graduate.
Micah Peak
Wewahitchka High School
Gulf Coast Electric hanging up banner for Wewahitchka High School Class of 2020 graduate.

In a time when most graduation ceremonies have been canceled, staff at Wewahitchka High School in Gulf County found a unique way to honor their graduates. The school partnered with Gulf Coast electric to hang banners featuring names and photos of each of the school’s 2020 graduates. The banners are hung on light poles throughout the town. Micah Peak, a faculty member at the school, helped organize the celebration.

“Gulf Coast Electric also partnered with us. They hung our banners for us. And we’re going to take them down and we’re going to distribute them to the seniors. So they can have their banner," Peak said.

Peak says at the time the banners were made, school officials didn’t plan to hold a graduation ceremony. However, the superintendent and school attorney have recently announced a ceremony will take place. Peak says the small class size of 63 students weighed heavily on the decision to move forward with the event.

The graduation takes place Friday evening at 6 at the Wewahitchka football field.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.