CHAMBERSBURG, PA.-There have been some changes to graduation ceremony guidelines for Chambersburg Area Senior High School, but the tradition of parents and friends mingling with the graduates on the football field afterward still will be allowed in some form.
At the April 11 Chambersburg School Board meeting, Superintendent Joseph Padasak said he wanted less of a "circus atmosphere" for the June 8 graduation, and announced a set of guidelines banning cigar smoking, tossing beach balls, shooting Silly String, streaking and other distracting behavior by students.
The guidelines also stated that family and friends would be "encouraged" to meet graduates at the Trojan Stadium entrances or adjacent parking lots rather than mingling on the field.
"For the most part, people were not upset with anything proposed" except for not being able to go onto the field, board member Stanley Helman said Friday. "Part of the reason for that was because of the limited access to the field."