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Lincoln High prepares for hot graduation

By: Carol Percy, Reporter
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KNOW AND GO:
What: Lincoln High School
graduation ceremony
When: 8 p.m. Friday. Gates
open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Edward Alexander
Grey Athletic Complex; 790 J
St., Lincoln
Info: lhs.wpusd.k12.ca.us or
645-6360

The start time for Lincoln High School’s Class of 2016 graduation ceremony has been changed to 8 p.m. on Friday night due to “heat warnings,” said school Principal Jay Berns.

Weather reports are projecting 102-degree temperatures on Friday, according to accuweather.com.

Berns said that graduating students and families should prepare for Friday's hot weather conditions by:

·        bringing water and staying hydrated during the ceremony

·        dressing appropriately for the heat with light cover-ups and hats

·        deciding whether to bring elderly or health-impaired relatives or friends to the ceremony.

Each senior was given 10 tickets. Tickets are required for admission.

Berns said to remember that the high school does not permit the use of umbrellas or easy-up tents during the ceremony because they block the vision of participants.

First-aid personnel will be present at the graduation ceremony, and both high school and Western Placer Unified School District officials have been in touch with the Lincoln Police Department and emergency services to discuss the expected heat conditions, Berns said.

The graduation ceremony will be held in the school’s Edward Alexander Grey Athletic Complex at 790 J St. in downtown Lincoln.

For more information, call the high school at 645-6360.