This is high school graduation weekend in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Over this weekend, a couple of thousand Mid-Ohio Valley teen-agers will go from being high school seniors to high school graduates.
WTAP has always covered high school graduations in one form or another. Years ago, I can remember running to three different events on the same evening to grab a little footage from each, for that evening’s newscasts.
This year, we’re doing things a little differently.
Spurred by a request from two high schools to find a way to carry the ceremonies live so that family members of graduates, who are serving in the military overseas, can see them…we put together a plan to capture as many complete graduations as possible and post them to wtap-dot-com.
At this very moment, we are shooting or inputting footage from several of those graduations.
Two of those graduations, we have planned to carry live on wtap-dot-com: last night’s graduation at Parkersburg South and tonight’s at Parkersburg High School which starts in about 30 minutes. Hope you can log on and watch!
Those two graduations and seven others from this weekend should be posted – in their entirety – to wtap-dot-com in the next few days.
Those graduations, which you will then be able to enjoy at your leisure, are from PHS and South…as well as: Marietta, Williamstown, Warren, St. Marys, Parkersburg Catholic, Waterford, and Morgan. We hope to add Belpre’s graduation shortly after it occurs on Sunday, June 6th.
We may not end up getting all of these graduations. This is kind of a new thing for us. And it may take longer to get all of that footage posted to wtap-dot-com, than we anticipate. Please give us a couple of days to turn all of them around.
Of course, you’ll be able to see highlights of virtually all of these ceremonies much sooner on our newscasts.
To all the grads, congratulation and best of luck in the future!
To everyone who wanted to go to graduation but couldn’t, or who might want to enjoy them again, tune in for the highlights on WTAP News, or go to wtap-dot-com in the next few days to see them in their entirety.