By Andy Klotz—
Muncie, IN—Muncie Central High School’s Class of 2021 will officially graduate inside the Muncie Fieldhouse rather than Ball State University’s Worthen Arena where the ceremony has taken place in recent years. The decision to move graduation is due to the ongoing pandemic and various restrictions regarding large gatherings.
“We want to ensure that our graduates have as traditional a ceremony as possible with family members in attendance,” Central High School Principal Chris Walker said. “The Fieldhouse allows for all COVID-19 guidelines to be followed and will be a fantastic venue for this celebration.”
Muncie Community Schools has invested more than $2 million dollars into renovating the Fieldhouse since it suffered significant storm damage in November, 2017. Some of the renovations include roof and structural repairs, new lighting, locker room improvements, restroom upgrades and a new gym floor. The arena reopened with much fanfare in December, 2019.
This will be the first graduation ceremony held in the Fieldhouse since 2015. This year’s graduation is scheduled for June 7.
About Muncie Community Schools
Serving the local community since 1855, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) educates more than 5,000 students at six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school while also managing several other educational facilities. Through its unique partnership with Ball State University, MCS strives to maximize each student’s potential so he or she can be a positive, productive member of society. Find out more about MCS or Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski at muncieschools.org.