Park City High School graduation relocates
Park City High School graduation traditionally takes place on Dozier field, but not for the class of 2006. Instead the graduation ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at The Canyons ski resort where there is a large amphitheatre.
The football field is currently being resurfaced with a synthetic material as part of the current high school renovation. The synthetic field is slated to be completed in 16 weeks.
"Graduation has to be moved because they’ll start taking apart our football field next week," said Principal Hal Smith last Friday.
Putting off the new field installation would interfere with the fall athletic season.
"That’s why we can’t wait," Smith explained.
As it stands now the field will be completed in August, in time for athletic training in the fall.
"That’s where I saw my brother walk, it’s kind of sad," said senior Kate Simonds. "It’s always traditionally been at Dozier field."
Simonds added the Canyons venue is preferable to the Eccles Center. Her friend, Sarah Stice agreed.
"It’s better than the Eccles Center because we don’t have a limit on the number we can invite," Stice said adding she is planning to have about six people from her family attend the graduation.
With the outdoor venue students are not limited in the number of people they invite. In case of rain or other inclimate weather, graduation will be moved to the Eccles Center where each senior is limited to 3 or 4 tickets.
Stice, who is also in the band, said the new venue will change the acoustics, making their music sound differently from the way it has in the past.
Both students noted several changes had taken place this year with the high school reconstruction project. Having the graduation ceremony moved is just one of them.
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