Roanoke City high schools will have in-person graduations this spring

ROANOKE, Va. – Families and graduates will have the chance to celebrate the Class of 2021 in a more traditional way this year.

Both of Roanoke’s high schools, Patrick Henry and William Fleming, will hold in-person graduation events, the school board announced during its meeting on Tuesday.

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This announcement follows the new guidelines from the Northam administration that allow for up to 5,000 people, or 30% capacity, whichever is less at outdoor graduation venues.

For indoor ceremonies, the maximum number of attendees drops to 500, while the building capacity remains at 30%.