Graduation is the final milestone in high school, typically involving a large ceremony, however, after two months worth of eLearning and Stay-At-Home orders, seniors drove in a parade as a graduation celebration.
“[The parade was] all smiles [and] we were able to forget about COVID-19 for a few minutes,” Nick Juknelis, choir director, said. “I think I liked seeing them in the parade better than [in an] in-person graduation! There are many things with self-quarantine and social distance that I [could not] wait to get rid of [like] Zoom, but this is one event I hope we can consider for every year!”
Like Juknelis, Teagan Jones, senior, also believes the parade should become an annual event. For many seniors and their families, the parade was a time where they could be with each other. Jones thinks the community needs something to lighten the mood this event accomplished that goal.