The 2018 graduation ceremony for Shelton High School will be held in Ansonia.
The following statement was published to the school’s website shortly after Headmaster Dr. Beth Smith made the announcement.
“Due to extensive renovations at Finn Stadium, scheduled to begin in May, the commencement ceremony for the SHS Class of 2018 will be held at Nolan Field in Ansonia. The date will be announced at the April Board of Education meeting. While this is certainly disappointing to our graduating seniors and parents, having the ceremony at Nolan field will allow us the opportunity to have distribution of the number of tickets and a ceremony similar to what we have done in the past on our campus.”
Shelton Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Clouet responded to the situation via message to the district’s website.
“We know this is a big change. We understand there is some disappointment, but we are committed to having a well-run, memorable high school graduation ceremony for our hardworking students. However, due to extensive renovations at Finn Stadium, scheduled to begin in May, our graduation ceremony will be held at Nolan Field in Ansonia. The date will be announced, as always, at the April BOE meeting.
Nothing is ideal about the situation, but this is a better option than doing it indoors.
The plan is to have the refurbished field ready for September. We ask for your understanding and flexibility. Together we can make this a positive ceremony for the students. That is our goal!”