Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the 245 seniors belonging to the Whitesboro High School Class of 2020 officially became high school graduates.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation looked a bit different this year, with social distancing measures in place and masks being worn by all attendees. Several ceremonies were held throughout the day outside of the high school with 25 students at a time, and each of the graduates had the opportunity to receive their diploma and cross the stage as their name was called.
Diplomas were handed out by High School Principal Mr. Kuhn as Assistant Principals Mr. Cognetti and Ms. Davis announced each of the graduates’ names, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bellair was there to congratulate each graduate after they crossed the stage. Although there was a limit of 150 people allowed at each ceremony, due to rules put in place by the governor, those who were unable to be at the ceremony still had the opportunity to watch via livestream on the District website.
The opportunity to hold a graduation ceremony was a welcome celebration after months of change and uncertainty, and it was a chance to recognize a class whose senior year was upended when the District closed for in-person learning in March. While the Class of 2020 had a school year unlike any other, with a months-long school closure and distance learning, their ability to work hard and earn their diplomas in an unusual setting proved that they’re ready for whatever adversity they might face beyond high school.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020, and best of luck in your future endeavors!