SJ-O using tickets for graduation for first time
ST. JOSEPH — The high school has changed the way it handles graduation guests.
Starting this year, each graduating student was given 10 tickets, Principal Brian Brooks said, and families were then able to request as many extra tickets as needed.
Brooks said the district held the additional requested tickets until the school could get an exact count of those being used because some families did not need all 10 tickets they were allotted.
"We are now giving out the extra requested tickets and all students are going to get their requested amount," he said.
This is the first year the district has issued tickets for the graduation ceremony. This year's senior class is 20 to 30 students larger than previous classes, Brooks said.
Families should not expect to be able to buy tickets on the day of the event, the principal warned.
"We are now sold out for the graduation, so we will not be able to accept any walk-ups that day," he said. "The only way to get in will be with a ticket."
Graduation is set for 3 p.m. May 18 in the SJ-O gymnasium.