In this unique time, acts as simple as shaking hands and being handed a diploma can be risky. Undeterred, 澳门赌场 学校 has turned to innovation in order to celebrate the amazing achievement of our Class of 2020 graduates.
To ensure that students entering into military service were able to experience 毕业 before they headed off to Basic Training, the high school allowed each of them a special opportunity to be recognized on June 9, 2020. Principal Erickson, 所长 Peterson and the 澳门赌场 学校董事会 congratulated each student individually and presented them with their diplomas. Photos were also taken.
In light of evolving COVID-19 guidelines, the rest of the Class of 2020 had three options for graduation; having diplomas mailed to them, participating in an individual session (like military students received) on July 20, 2020 or participating in one of several "mini-ceremonies" that allowed for a socially distanced graduation experience on 七月 28, 2020.
Mini ceremonies, which grouped students into socially distanced sections of 75, were held outside and included brief remarks from high school and 区 leadership, emcees and the student speaker. 音乐al performances were recorded and shared on a large screen.
澳门赌场 will also be sharing a virtual graduation ceremony on YouTube的 and Facebook的, compiled from all of these events within the next few weeks, to enable our students to watch their friends graduate and so that family members unable to attend a ceremony due to social distancing guidelines can celebrate the students' important milestone.
"Congratulations on your completion of your senior year!" remarked Principal Erickson in a letter to students earlier this year. "Your class has demonstrated tremendous resilience, compassion, kindness and humor. I challenged seniors in March, when we began e-learning, to know that their work wasn't done and that their legacy was still being written. You met that challenge and will leave 讯息处理系统 having made it a better place and a stronger community."