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Graduation Celebration Innovation

  • Fayetteville superintendent Dr. Jeff Harvey gave elbow bumps to each graduate (here Julie Korenek) instead of handshakes as they came up on stage to get their diploma. Photo by Jeff Wick
    Fayetteville superintendent Dr. Jeff Harvey gave elbow bumps to each graduate (here Julie Korenek) instead of handshakes as they came up on stage to get their diploma. Photo by Jeff Wick
  • Fayetteville typically had their graduations inside, but having it outside this year allowed for an impressive fireworks display after the ceremony. Photo by Jeff Wick
    Fayetteville typically had their graduations inside, but having it outside this year allowed for an impressive fireworks display after the ceremony. Photo by Jeff Wick
  • Schulenburg grads socially distancing before their Friday ceremony. Schulenburg ISD photo
    Schulenburg grads socially distancing before their Friday ceremony. Schulenburg ISD photo
  • Fayetteville Valedictorian Miles Gillette-Bockhorn addresses his fellow graduates Friday. Photo by Jeff Wick
    Fayetteville Valedictorian Miles Gillette-Bockhorn addresses his fellow graduates Friday. Photo by Jeff Wick
  • Kaitlyn Rowell delivers the 2020 Valedictorian address Friday night at Flatonia High School graduation. Photo by Stephanie Steinhauser
    Kaitlyn Rowell delivers the 2020 Valedictorian address Friday night at Flatonia High School graduation. Photo by Stephanie Steinhauser
  • Cassandra Flores delivers the Salutatorian address to the Class of 2020 at Flatonia at Friday’s ceremony. Photo by Stephanie Steinhauser
    Cassandra Flores delivers the Salutatorian address to the Class of 2020 at Flatonia at Friday’s ceremony. Photo by Stephanie Steinhauser
  • The Flatonia Class of 2020 tosses their hats into the air in celebration of completing a milestone in an unusual senior year. Photo by Stephanie Steinhauser
    The Flatonia Class of 2020 tosses their hats into the air in celebration of completing a milestone in an unusual senior year. Photo by Stephanie Steinhauser
  • The socially-distanced crowd at the Fayetteville graduation sat in family groups of four, shown here as the graduates walked into the ceremony. Photos by Jeff Wick
    The socially-distanced crowd at the Fayetteville graduation sat in family groups of four, shown here as the graduates walked into the ceremony. Photos by Jeff Wick
  • As the sun sets, Grace-Anne Matocha takes a group photo of the Fayetteville seniors before the ceremony.
    As the sun sets, Grace-Anne Matocha takes a group photo of the Fayetteville seniors before the ceremony.
For the past three months, nothing has been normal for the seniors of the Class of 2020. Because of coronavirus precautions the closing act of their high school careers was one of uncertainty. But Friday was a night of celebration and hope for three Fayette County senior classes as Schulenburg, Flatonia and Fayetteville all held their graduation ceremonies. Round Top-Carmine’s graduation is…

 

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