Despite cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Eagle Radio in Salina is creating a special event for seniors at Salina Central and Salina South high schools, and it's getting some national attention.
Shane McClintock and 99KG are hosting the 2020 graduation ceremonies for Salina Central and Salina South on Sunday.
Salina Central's ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. followed by the Salina South ceremony at 5 p.m. Speakers for each graduation ceremony will include the school principal, the class president, four graduating students reading the names of their classmates, and a commencement speaker who will address each class.
The 2020 graduation ceremony for Salina Central and Salina South has seen national attention. The Bobby Bones Show hosted out of WSIX-FM studios in Nashville, Tenn., applauded the idea to host the ceremony over the air on 99KG.
Bobby Bones said, "I think every radio station should steal that idea...I give this an A+ and I applaud you for it!"
You can listen to the clip here:
Sponsors of the graduation event include the following.
•Tony's Pizza Event Center
•Bennington State Bank
•Long McArthur Ford
•Comfort Heating and Air
•Salina Area Technical College
•Anesthesia Associates of Central Kansas
•Hassman Termite and Pest Control
•Salina Regional Health Center
•Travis Godfrey at Long McArthur #ASKFORTRAVIS
•Roselawn Mortuary and Memorial Park
•Jeff Wells American Family Insurance
•Bobcat of Salina
•La Curva Mexican Restaurant
•The Appliance Center
•First Bank Kansas
•Precision Electric of Salina