L.I. Families Disappointed About Limited Spots For High School Graduation
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A high school on Long Island is trying to figure out how to accommodate family and friends for its upcoming graduation.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports
Right now, Freeport High School is telling its students that they can only invite three guests each. Because of construction, the ceremony had to be moved from the school’s stadium, which can hold up to 5,000, to CW Post College, which only holds about 2,000 people.
“There’s family from Kentucky who are planning to come up and celebrate. It looks like they’re going to come up just sit home and wait for us to come back,” mother Teresa Aidalot said.
Aidalot has been waiting for 17 years to see her daughter graduate from the same high school she graduated from and now her family planning to come from Kentucky may have to change their plans.
Parents said the superintendent tried to find a different venue, but has been unsuccessful so far. Parents and students hope that can be done before the June 25 graduation.
School officials could not be reached for comment.