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FHS Administrator’s Proposal: Bring Graduation Ceremony Back To School

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Board of Education president Ed Potosnak is in favor of a proposal to bring the high school graduation ceremony back to the FHS campus.


A proposal to bring the Franklin High School graduation ceremony back to the high school campus is scheduled to be discussed at the Board of Education’s Jan. 28 meeting.

The proposal comes from Thomas DiGanci, the interim high school principal, and was enunciated in a letter he recently sent to high school seniors’ parents.

“We are recommending to our Superintendent, Dr. John Ravally that graduation return to our beautiful campus on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in the late morning or early afternoon,” DiGanci wrote. “We believe that our 7:00 pm slot at Sun Arena is too late for our seniors, their parents/guests, and our Project Graduation festivities. Arrangements are being made for the return of this significant milestone to Franklin High School. Final decisions are forthcoming.”

Graduation has been held for a number of years at the Sun Bank Arena in Trenton, which is a popular spot for high school graduations from around the state.

School board president Ed Potosnak said that he is in favor of the idea.

“While I can’t speak for the Board, personally, I love the idea of having our students and families at home enjoying our wonderful campus, patronizing local businesses, and celebrating this momentous occasion together with the entire Franklin Community,” Potosnak said in an email. “I look forward to hearing the details from Dr. DiGanci, who has lots of experience with hosting graduations on campus over his successful career as a high school principal.”

Potosnak said the matter will be discussed at the January meeting, but a final decision won’t be made until the February meeting.

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