High school graduation set at academy
Midshipmen won't be the only seniors graduating at the U.S. Naval Academy this year.
For the first time since 1987, Annapolis High School students will be graduating in Annapolis, at the academy's Halsey Field House, instead of the Capital Center in Prince George's County.
"This is good news for the city of Annapolis," said Carl O. Snowden, an Annapolis alderman who called in Rep. Wayne T. Gilcrest, a 1st District Republican, to help work out the deal. "One of our biggest concerns has been transportation to the Capital Centre."
This year, the high school is expected to have nearly 340 graduates, but there should be more than enough room for everyone.
The school principal originally asked to use Alumni Hall, where midshipmen graduate when the weather outside is bad, said Karen Myers, a spokeswoman for the academy. But she said that would have been too expensive.
"They've agreed to reimburse us for our expenses, but the cost of heating and lighting that hall is enormous," said Ms. Myers. "So instead we offered Halsey Field House, which our midshipmen used for years until Alumni Hall was built."
The graduation is set for 7:30 p.m., June 4.
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