R-III Superintendent Dr. Mike Hough and an administrative team at Holden High School have made alternative plans for the Class of 2020’s graduation celebrations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school will not reconvene this academic year, which means the original celebration of Holden’s graduation ceremony had to be changed. Dr. Hough announced at last week’s school board meeting that individual graduation ceremonies will be held with each graduating senior and their immediate families. The individual ceremonies will be held in early May and the plans implement social distancing guidelines and provide the opportunity for each graduate to participate in a “traditional” graduation ceremony setting and celebration with their families. The plan is for each commencement exercise to be 15 minutes in length over a three-day period in May. Information detailing the specifics for each senior was sent home to the families last week.