The Brandon-Evansville class of 2020 had to wait a month, but they finally received their diplomas on Saturday afternoon.
COVID-19 forced schools around the country to do graduation a little differently this year. While many schools took a virtual route, the 30 senior Chargers shared a semi-normal graduation ceremony.
Students took their seats with appropriate distance in the Evansville School parking lot while their families, in groups of six or less, sat in the rows behind them. Other spectators pulled up in their vehicles and watched from behind the crowd.
Superintendent Don Peschel kicked things off with a speech where he read his favorite quotes. Valedictorian Kailee Klimek and Salutatorian Andrew Johnson followed with the student speeches.
Students were then called on stage one-by-one to get their diplomas and pose for pictures in front of the crowd. Following the graduation ceremony, there was a short recessional for friends and family. The B-E classes of 1970 were also honored on Saturday for a 50-year reunion.
The event streamed on the B-E School Facebook page.