Shuttle will operate from back of school to Memorial Stadium

Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr., Alice Echo-News Journal

Alice High School seniors will celebrate their graduation at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium.

A large crowd of friends, family and well wishers is expected and, in preparation for that, Alice ISD will utilize both sides of the stadium for seating purposes.

For guests looking for a parking spot, shuttle service will be provided from the marching area in the back parking lot of Alice High School to the stadium beginning at 7 p.m., AHS Principal Berta Longoria said.

"For 45 minutes to an hour, before the ceremony, while the band plays music, we will run a senior video, showcasing some of the activities seniors conducted throughout the year. During the graduation ceremony, we will have a live feed of the event on the scoreboard," Longoria said.

In the event of rain, each student will be given four "rain tickets" for guests to use in the auditorium, which is designated as the alternate sight in case of inclement weather. Longoria said normally screens are also set up in the activity center, so that remaining guests can view the event as well.

If the ceremony goes on as scheduled, graduates whose last names begin with the letters A to G will be seated on the west side. Graduates will enter from the northwest side and walk south in front of the west stands on the track. Graduates whose last names begin with the letters H to Z will be seated on the east side.

Graduates will enter at the northeast side and walk south in front of the east stands on the track.

All graduates will sit on the field in front of the stage during graduation. Graduates will exit on the same side of the track they entered and return to the field on the north end to celebrate.