With football field under construction, Opechee Park graduation site likely for Laconia High School Class of 2013
Published DateLACONIA — High School Principal Jim McCollum said this year's senior class will likely be graduating at Opechee Park on Saturday June 8 at 10 a.m.
Graduation has traditionally taken place on the Laconia High School football field but this year the field is being renovated as part of the Huot Technical Center project and it likely won't be ready until after graduation.
"If some how the field behind the school is ready we can make the change," said McCollum, adding is is most likely not possible.
He told the School Board Tuesday night that members of senior class "have been part of (the discussions) all along."
McCollum said the goal is to incorporate Lake Opechee as a backdrop for the commencement exercises.
Responding to School Board Chair Joe Cormier, McCollum said the school was prepared to set up 1,600 chairs. There was also some discussion about letting guests bring there own chairs.
June 5 is senior night when graduating seniors get their achievement awards.
June 7 is the graduation night for the Laconia Academy and that graduation typically takes place in the auditorium.