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Honoring the class of 2020

Prince Edward County High School held a drive-thru recognition event May 21-22 called Celebrating Our Seniors that honored 2020 graduates while observing COVID-19 safety protocols.

As outlined on the school system’s Facebook page, the event featured one car per senior, and the drive-thru looped around behind the high school building. Seniors were asked to come dressed in cap and gown and to exit their vehicle when they reached the front of the line.

Families were asked to remain in the vehicle at all times, but they were able to roll down their windows and were often diligently taking photos and videos of their graduates with their phones.

Seniors entered the building and were given honors regalia, their yearbook, senior T-shirt and a personalized yard sign, and they had their picture taken by a professional photographer.

About 80 of the 137 graduates pressed on through the rain Thursday afternoon and evening, May 21, to be recognized, as administrators and teachers were on hand from 4-7 p.m.

School officials also held the drive-thru recognition Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for the remaining graduates, most of whom came. A formal graduation ceremony is also planned, but a date had not been announced.

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