Owensboro seniors don cap and gowns in socially distanced graduation

Owensboro seniors don cap and gowns in socially distanced graduation

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - As some uncertainty and apprehension still remain ahead of the upcoming school year, the class of 2020 at Owensboro High School was thankful to end their year with a somewhat traditional graduation on Friday evening.

Under the bright lights of the football stadium, seniors were able to don their cap and gowns, and share a final ceremony as classmates, while remaining socially distanced.

Friday certainly wasn’t the night that seniors had envisioned last August, but it’s still a night they’ll never forget.

“Everyone wasn’t sure we were going to have a graduation or not,” senior Kevin Payne said. “But being able to have a graduation really lifted some people, and I’m sure families were excited to hear Owensboro was going to have one.”

Families were also able to attend Friday’s ceremony by following social distancing guidelines in the stands.

Seniors from the Owensboro Innovation Academy are also scheduled to graduate this weekend. Their ceremony will happen at the Riverpark Center on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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