Shakopee High School graduation moves off-site 28 Sep 11

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After a recommendation from students and parents, and a vote from the school board, Shakopee graduating seniors will no longer march down the aisle of their high school gymnasium.

The Shakopee School Board voted unanimously Monday to move graduation to Grace Church in Eden Prairie beginning with the class of 2012. Twelfth-grade students and their parents showed overwhelming support for an off-site graduation.

Shakopee High School Principal Kim Swift said the possibility to have more family attend the ceremony and the close proximity of the church to Shakopee were the biggest factors in the decision.

Another change: Commencement will be on a Saturday evening next spring, rather than traditional Friday evening event.