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Paradise holds drive-thru graduation ceremony

Out of 137 students, 123 participated in the two-day graduation ceremony

Posted: Jun 2, 2020 5:38 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2020 5:43 PM

PARADISE, Calif. -- The seniors at Paradise High School are finally graduating after a tough couple of years.

Due to COVID-19 the graduates participated in a drive-thru graduation that included social distancing and face masks.

“It wasn’t a choice. We were putting on a graduation and these kids were walking down this field,” said Superintendent Tom Taylor. That has been the tradition of Paradise for many years.”

Out of 137 students, 123 participated in the two-day ceremony. Family and friends observed from their cars.

“What can beat river days and Friday night football, even airport school had some good memories,” recalled valedictorian Elliot Levin.

“We will always find a way to be successful. This whole year something has always tried to stop us from reaching our academic goals.”

Paradise High’s graduation will be livestreamed all day on the school’s website. Video will also be made for students and their families.

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