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A Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020

For almost two decades, parents have had a vision for what their child’s high school graduation would look like, but nobody could have guessed they would end up watching it on a computer screen.

That is exactly what happened for Westminster High School families on Saturday, May 16 and Hidden Lake High School families on Thursday, May 21. It wasn’t ideal, but it was still a celebration, complete with speeches, and music.

WPS worked with Vego Pictures to produce “Virtual” graduations for both schools so that every student could be recognized and honored for their hard work.

Students and families who logged on for the live stream listened to class leaders and school principals’ share memories and advice on how to move forward. Superintendent Pam Swanson added an important perspective reminding students that most of the were born in the aftermath of 9-11 and the attack on America: “I can assure you that now, as then, the good overcomes the bad, the future is brighter than the past, and we, as a community, will get through this.”

After the ceremony students were encouraged to celebrate with family and share pictures of the traditional throwing of the cap into the air.