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Class of 2020 getting special signs that will be displayed at MAHS, masks imprinted with gold 'M'


Every senior in the Middletown Area High School Class of 2020 will have a special sign displayed on the front lawn of the school as well as a special blue mask to be worn for the drive-up graduation June 3.

The signs are “through the generosity of both the Middletown Alumni Association and the Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation,” Superintendent Lori Suski said in a post on the district’s website Saturday.

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Signs are being produced by Lenny Yospa of Youth Sports Photos Inc. Each sign will be personalized with the name and photo of the senior and given to the student as a graduation gift.

The signs will be displayed on the front lawn of the high school in the coming weeks and will be taken down by the MASD operations department following the drive-up graduation ceremony June 3. They will be stored in the school until the following day when graduates can return and pick up their sign.

Additionally, “through the generosity of the American Legion Post 594,” a special blue mask for each senior is being made to be worn for the drive-up graduation, Suski said.

“Many thanks to Middletown residents Lori Shafaye for designing and producing the masks and Amy Ebersole of Kidz in Mind for imprinting the gold ‘M’ on each mask,” she said. “Along with the 2020 tassel, this mask will certainly be a keepsake for seniors.”

Shafaye also donated masks to the Middletown Police Department.

Each senior will also receive three printed graduation ceremony programs and three printed tickets for the senior and parents to keep as mementos, she added. These will be included in the sleeve with the diplomas June 3.