OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - While many students are just beginning their new school year, the Class of 2020 finally got the chance to celebrate the end of theirs at Apollo High School on Thursday night.
Everyone in attendance was called on to wear a face mask while arriving and leaving the graduation. Family members were allowed to remove masks during the ceremony, but graduates were required to wear one throughout the program.
Regardless, graduates say they were just thankful for some semblance of normalcy.
“It finally gives us closure because we’ve waited for a long time to walk and get our diploma,” Apollo High School senior Valerie Gillem said. “We did have a drive-thru one, and this is more than a drive thru and it just gives that extra closure to high school, and moving on to the next chapter in our lives.”
School officials decided to move ahead the in-person ceremony after more than one-third of Apollo parents and students expressed interest in holding one.