Vienna Honoring High School Graduates With A Drive Through Ceremony And Parade

May 12, 2020

The Class of 2020 won't have a traditional graduation, since COVID-19 is preventing in-person ceremonies from taking place.

Under guidelines set by the State Board of Education, schools can have a drive through or drive in ceremonies.

Vienna Superintendent Josh Stafford says they felt is was best to stick to their original graduation date.

“We have student that will be leaving for college, that will be leaving for military service, or career, things that may have already been setup and been predetermined in, traveling around the country to do those things.”

They decided on a drive-through ceremony, where seniors and their family will line up in cars, walk across an outdoor stage receiving their diploma from a table.

“Trying to strike that balance between keeping everybody safe and at the same time not missing this pinnacle culminating event for the parents and students in our community.”

The plans also lay out a parade route for others to join in their cars to celebrate the graduates, and the high school will broadcast the event on their web page on May 15th.

To watch the ceremony click here.