Quincy High School’s graduating class of 2020 will celebrate a little differently this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Instead of the traditional commencement ceremony like prior classes, this year’s class will participate in a spectatorless graduation parade scheduled for June 6 at 1 p.m.
The parade will be live streamed online for families, friends and community members to watch. The parade will start at the Starr Ranch Growers Warehouse, located on F Street Southwest, and finish at the high school.
Graduates will be in cap and gown for the parade, and are also encouraged to decorate their caps and cars. Spectators are not allowed to gather on the sidewalks, but may watch from their cars or homes.
Upon arrival at the high school, graduates will make several stops around the building, receiving memorabilia and other treats before reaching the graduation stage. At the stage, each graduate will exit their vehicle and walk across the stage alone; their name and future plans will be announced and they will receive their diploma holder.
Students interested in participating in the event must pre-register online on the QHS website.