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Big Red-Letter Day

Parkersburg High School Class President Jagr Gregg speaks to the PHS Class of 2020 during Friday’s commencement event. “I love this school and the tradition it holds with everything in me,” he said. “Nothing makes me happier than knowing I can look back and say I am a graduate of Parkersburg High School.” (Photo by Michael Erb)
Parkersburg South High School graduate Cierrah Longwell, left, poses for a picture with Parkersburg High School senior Ellie Dario, right, before the start Friday of Parkersburg High’s Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. (Photo by Michael Erb)
Parkersburg High School senior Jake Bock, center, stifles a laugh during the opening comments at Friday’s PHS Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. (Photo by Michael Erb)
Parkersburg High School Valedictorian Isaac Hardy delivered a humor-filled graduation speech Friday to the Class of 2020. “When my dad was in high school in Nebraska in the late 1840s, his goal was to be the valedictorian of his class. Unfortunately he did not accomplish his goal,” he said. “As I stand here today, having accomplished what he was unable to, I have only one thing to say to him: Eat it.” (Photo by Michael Erb)
Parkersburg High School seniors Gage Fiore, left, Cam Taylor, center, and Anthony Craig, right, pose for a photo before the start of Friday’s PHS Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. (Photo by Michael Erb)

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School held its Class of 2020 graduation ceremony Friday at Stadium Field.

The school had delayed graduation by a month due to restrictions concerning COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Students Friday were limited in the number of family members in attendance and seating was placed 6 feet apart as per state guidance.

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