Many special preparations taken as Lytle, Natalia students graduate this week

Both Lytle and Natalia are holding modified in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 this week, with Lytle’s commencement set for Friday, June 5, followed by Natalia’s on Saturday, June 6.


Lytle’s graduation will be held on the field at Walter H. Joyce, Jr. Stadium at 9:00 pm on June 5.

Each of the 104 graduates received four tickets for guests, and there are four gates that will be used for entrance into the stadium. Everyone will receive dedicated entrance gates and times, with graduates checking in beginning at 7:00 pm. Everyone must complete a health questionnaire and a temperature check before being seated.

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Two guests will have assigned seating in the stands, while graduates and their other two guests will sit in groups on the field that are staggered six feet apart in according with social distancing guidelines. There will be 52 groups on each side of an aisle leading up to the stage. Each graduate and their two on-field guests will go on stage to pick up the graduate’s diploma.

After the ceremony, graduate groups will be dismissed one at a time. There is no procession planned and the Class of 2020 will not gather as a group.

The ceremony will be broadcast live, and a high-definition recording will be made for graduates.


Natalia’s graduation ceremony is at Mustang Stadium at 7:30 pm on June 6.

Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Tickets and masks are required to enter the stadium, and seating instructions and an arrival time will be issued. Masks will also be provided and are required for entry.

Each graduate may choose four guests to sit on the field, and additional tickets for each graduate will be determined based on stadium capacity.

Graduates and guests must perform a health check on June 5, one day prior to graduation. Any who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend graduation.

Indoor graduation events are not allowed, so the ceremony will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. The event will also be postponed if the COVID-19 situation in Medina County of the state worsens and outdoor events are banned.

By Marly Davis

Staff Writer