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On Saturday Murphysboro High School will have a drive-in ceremony.

When the Illinois State Board of Education decide to ban all in-person ceremonies, Murphysboro started planning a virtual ceremony.

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The Class of 2020 won't have a traditional graduation, since COVID-19 is preventing in-person ceremonies from taking place.

Under guidelines set by the State Board of Education, schools can have a drive through or drive in ceremonies.

Vienna Superintendent Josh Stafford says they felt is was best to stick to their original graduation date.

“We have student that will be leaving for college, that will be leaving for military service, or career, things that may have already been setup and been predetermined in, traveling around the country to do those things.”

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is among scores of colleges and universities hosting "virtual" commencement ceremonies or other celebrations to honor graduates, as stay-at-home orders remain in place across the country.