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HS graduation moved up because of possible flooding

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Posted: May 9, 2011 5:50 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: May 9, 2011 5:50 PM
Source: Pointe Coupee

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MORGANZA - Concern about the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway has pushed up high school graduation in Pointe Coupee Parish.

The Pointe Coupee Central High School will hold its commencement ceremonies Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m.

School officials moved it up from Thursday, which is around the time state officials said the Morganza Spillway could be opened to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River.

"We want to put the safety of our parents and students first," said Kathryn Rice, Principal of Pointe Coupee Central High School. "It is important for all of our graduates to have the opportunity walk across the stage. It's an important time their lives. Furthermore, we didn't want to put our students or our families at risk by holding it later in the week."

School leadership are monitoring the situation closely and communicating with Parish officials daily. Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 225-638-3085 for more information.

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