Congratulatory signs for each GSA senior are positioned on the George Stevens Academy front lawn. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE DAVIS

Parade, noise-making, signs to celebrate GSA seniors

BLUE HILL — A senior parade organized by parents Amy Mattson, Christie A. Snow and Nikki Dennison will start at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 14, at 9 a.m.

The procession of vehicles carrying George Stevens Academy seniors will go down to Main Street, up Tenney Hill to the rotary, right onto Beech Hill Road, right onto Union Street and onto Main Street for another loop that will turn onto High and Pleasant streets before returning to Main Street, where fire engines will lead the seniors back to their hometowns.

Organizers ask that spectators follow social distancing guidelines while cheering for GSA seniors, and that they spread out so there are no large gatherings, particularly on Main, Union and High streets, as requested by the town of Blue Hill in the parade-permitting process.

Later that day, GSA’s virtual commencement broadcast will begin at 1 p.m. At 2:20 p.m., after the broadcast concludes, everyone on the Blue Hill Peninsula is invited to make some noise to celebrate the Class of 2020 while the Academy Building bell is rung once for each senior.

Area residents also are encouraged to visit with seniors virtually by viewing signs recently placed on the academy front lawn.

Details on all GSA’s senior celebrations, including links to the class night and commencement broadcasts once available, can be found at


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