The members of the Jackson High School Class of 2020 have endured a difficult senior year which has included having school closed for the final two months-plus while also losing out on a live graduation program and special activities such as spring sports, the Junior-Senior Prom, the spring play, and other activities and events.

In lieu of a live graduation program, a virtual program, which was filmed in advance, will be presented on the school’s website and Facebook page at 8 p.m. this Friday, May 22.

In honor and support of the Jackson High School Class of 2020, Jackson Mayor Randy Evans on Thursday afternoon, May 21, issued a proclamation in honor of the class. On behalf of the city, the school district and local residents, Mayor Evans congratulated the senior class and officially declared Friday, May 22, as “Jackson High School Senior Day” while wishing them a message of “heartfelt congratulations, good luck and to be safe.”

In part, the proclamation read: “Whereas, the City of Jackson and its residents, in full cooperation with the Jackson City Schools, wish to congratulate, and do something special for the JHS Class of 2020.”

Present in his office to hear Mayor Evans read the proclamation and receive a framed copy were the officers of the senior class: President Helena Stacy, Vice President Trinity Montgomery, Secretary Raegan Hall, and Treasurer Emma Wiley. Jackson High School Principal Thad Haines and Assistant Principal Tyler Swackhammer were also present to witness the presentation.