Merrimack Valley High School Graduation at NHMS This Saturday

Seniors will parade from MVHS to New Hampshire Motor Speedway to cross the start/finish line in drive-through graduation ceremony this Saturday, June 13.

LOUDON, N.H. – The graduating class at Merrimack Valley High School (MVHS) will literally and figuratively cross the finish line of their high school careers in a special graduation event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) by driving on “The Magic Mile” and crossing the start/finish line – the famed Granite Stripe – on June 13.

MVHS’s class of 2020 consists of 185 students coming from the speedway’s hometown of Loudon, along with Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster and Andover. The seniors will parade from MVHS, down Community Drive, turn right onto Canal Street, head east on Route 4, travel all the way through Hoit Road and School Street to Route 106, which will lead them to NHMS’s South Entrance. The parade will depart MVHS led by Officer Mark Scheible of the Concord Police Department promptly at 9 a.m.

Along the parade route, the six elementary schools in the Merrimack Valley school district will be staged in the following locations to cheer on the graduates:

  • Penacook Elementary School: Community Drive (parking at Rolfe Park)
  • Boscawen Elementary School: Canal Street (parking at the health clinic area)
  • Salisbury Elementary, Webster Elementary and Andover Elementary Middle Schools: Route 4 (parking at Hannah Duston Park & Ride)
  • Loudon Elementary School: School Street (parking at Loudon Elementary School)

Upon arrival at NHMS (approximately 9:30 a.m.), each graduate and his or her immediate family will be invited to enter the infield, drive onto the speedway through turns three and four where they will park while speeches from MVHS principal David Miller and seniors Logan Cassin and Laura Earle and a commencement address by retiring English teacher, Ray Bailey will be made through the public address system beginning at 9:45 a.m. Following the speeches, graduating seniors will be directed through a processional from turn four, down the frontstretch and across the start/finish line once their name and any honors recognitions are announced. Each car will then proceed to turn one where they will exit the speedway.

LOUDON, N.H. – The graduating class at Merrimack Valley High School (MVHS) will literally and figuratively cross the finish line of their high school careers in a special graduation event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) by driving on “The Magic Mile” and crossing the start/finish line – the famed Granite Stripe – on June 13.

MVHS’s class of 2020 consists of 185 students coming from the speedway’s hometown of Loudon, along with Penacook, Boscawen, Salisbury, Webster and Andover. The seniors will parade from MVHS, down Community Drive, turn right onto Canal Street, head east on Route 4, travel all the way through Hoit Road and School Street to Route 106, which will lead them to NHMS’s South Entrance. The parade will depart MVHS led by Officer Mark Scheible of the Concord Police Department promptly at 9 a.m.

Along the parade route, the six elementary schools in the Merrimack Valley school district will be staged in the following locations to cheer on the graduates:

  • Penacook Elementary School: Community Drive (parking at Rolfe Park)
  • Boscawen Elementary School: Canal Street (parking at the health clinic area)
  • Salisbury Elementary, Webster Elementary and Andover Elementary Middle Schools: Route 4 (parking at Hannah Duston Park & Ride)
  • Loudon Elementary School: School Street (parking at Loudon Elementary School)

Upon arrival at NHMS (approximately 9:30 a.m.), each graduate and his or her immediate family will be invited to enter the infield, drive onto the speedway through turns three and four where they will park while speeches from MVHS principal David Miller and seniors Logan Cassin and Laura Earle and a commencement address by retiring English teacher, Ray Bailey will be made through the public address system beginning at 9:45 a.m. Following the speeches, graduating seniors will be directed through a processional from turn four, down the frontstretch and across the start/finish line once their name and any honors recognitions are announced. Each car will then proceed to turn one where they will exit the speedway.

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