Amesbury High School Seniors Get Their Graduation Ceremony In July Heat Wave
AMESBURY (CBS) – Amesbury High School’s class of 2020 held their graduation ceremony on Sunday, while wearing masks in the suppressing the heat.
“On March 13th all of us left of Amesbury High School for the last time. Recalling, I know all of us wished it might’ve ended in a different way,” stated valedictorian John Nelson.
Parents in the stands at Landry Memorial Stadium waved program pamphlets to attempt and cool off while their children and children social distanced on the field in the blazing sun.
“Oh, it’s really hot! Everyone is dripping in sweat,” said senior Samantha Currier.
In order to go to, families needed to sign up online, enter the stadium at designated areas, and being in assigned seats using face masks.
Currier is on her way to Syracuse University in the fall.
“I never would’ve believed I would my graduation would go like this,” she informed WBZ-TV.
But no kind of weather condition would keep them from getting their greatly expected diplomas although their senior year was cut brief.
Given the coronavirus and the extreme heat, the graduation event, initially set up for early June, was customized and condensed. But, elders stated they were thankful they had one live and face to face instead of virtually or not at all.
“It was quite excellent. I indicate, it’s much better than having it online,” senior Bryce Jackson told WBZ.
And they are still discovering important lessons whether it be practically or in individual.
“You can’t take anything for given, anything can change any 2nd and you need to go with it,” Currier stated.