Sunroofs, pickup truck beds and cheering staff replaced the traditional graduation procession at Sacramento's Grant Union High School Tuesday.
Due to concerns surrounding coronavirus, the socially-distanced celebration marked the end of high school for the class of 2020 with creative signs and car decorations. The disappointment in not having the traditional ceremony was softened with enthusiasm for what the day means for the students.
“It was actually very positive and wonderful, I actually liked it. It’s not like having a real graduation, but it’s close to it,” said Ezavion Coner, a class of 2020 graduate.
There were stations to turn in school property such as textbooks and computers and a stage where the students could pose with a banner. The unusual nature of the event wasn’t lost on graduating senior, Brianna Diaz.
“Honestly, I think it’s something really unique, unlike all the traditional graduations that we have, and I think it will be very memorable to all of us, and we made the best to celebrate,” she said.
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