Graduation 2020

In photos: Penticton graduates celebrate milestone at drive-in ceremony

In photos: Penticton graduates celebrate milestone at drive-in ceremony

A gallery of images from a drive-in grad ceremony at Princess Margaret Secondary School, June 26

 

The graduating class of 2020 held their graduation ceremonies in June. The 110 students are shown on the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge in Summerland. In order to maintain proper physical distancing, the graduating students stood at every pole along the trestle bridge. The photograph of the graduating class was donated by Top Flight Helicopters and Moments Under Frame Studios. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Kennedy, Moments Under Frame Studios)

VIDEO: Summerland grads receive diplomas

Watch the complete video coverage of Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduation ceremonies

 

Graduating students from Summerland Secondary School paraded downtown on Thursday, June 25. The grad parade is a tradition in Summerland, but this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade was held in several phases. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Graduating students parade through Summerland

Annual parade takes different form due to COVID-19 restrictions

 

Candyce Anthony Jules from the Neskonlith band celebrates being a Grade 5 graduate on June 20, 2020. (Photo compliments of Kristal Burgess Photography)
Candyce Anthony Jules from the Neskonlith band celebrates being a Grade 5 graduate on June 20, 2020. (Photo compliments of Kristal Burgess Photography)
Victoria’s 2020 Graduates - A Time to Celebrate

Victoria’s 2020 Graduates – A Time to Celebrate

Boulevard congratulates the grads of 2020 on reaching this milestone occasion. We…

  • Jun 24, 2020
Victoria’s 2020 Graduates - A Time to Celebrate
Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel presented high school diplomas during a series of small ceremonies. A full video of the graduation events will be available on the Summerland Review website on June 26 in the evening. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Graduation during the time of COVID-19

This year, the traditional graduation ceremonies could not proceed

Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel presented high school diplomas during a series of small ceremonies. A full video of the graduation events will be available on the Summerland Review website on June 26 in the evening. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
It took 25 hours for Vernon’s Mary-Anne Morgan to take nine images from Wayne Emde and Photoshop them together into one Vernon Secondary School Class of 2020 graduation photo on the stairs of the Vernon Courthouse. (Wayne Emde, photo; Mary-Anne Morgan, Photoshop artist)

PHOTOS: Vernon Secondary Class of 2020 Photoshopped into history

Traditional courthouse picture in COVID-19 era succeeds thanks to photo and computer magic

It took 25 hours for Vernon’s Mary-Anne Morgan to take nine images from Wayne Emde and Photoshop them together into one Vernon Secondary School Class of 2020 graduation photo on the stairs of the Vernon Courthouse. (Wayne Emde, photo; Mary-Anne Morgan, Photoshop artist)
B.C. residents are encouraged to head outdoors to cheer for the 2020 high school graduates at 8:20 p.m. (Pixabay)

VIDEO: British Columbians invited to cheer at 8:20 p.m. for 2020 high school grads

‘All of us are celebrating your success and your future,’ premier says

B.C. residents are encouraged to head outdoors to cheer for the 2020 high school graduates at 8:20 p.m. (Pixabay)
Vernon Secondary School Class of 2020 member Gabriella Boyd leaves her mark on Vernon’s Suicide Hill Wednesday, June 17. Boyd and fellow graduates became the first VSS grad class since 1981 to paint the hill following permission from the City of Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Fulton grad committee seeks road closure for ‘tagging’ event

VSS painted Suicide Hill and Fulton grad committee looks at Fulton Road as option to make mark

Vernon Secondary School Class of 2020 member Gabriella Boyd leaves her mark on Vernon’s Suicide Hill Wednesday, June 17. Boyd and fellow graduates became the first VSS grad class since 1981 to paint the hill following permission from the City of Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
W.L. Seaton Secondary grad Lusi Barni crosses the stage to collect her diploma Thursday, June 18, 2020. The physically-distanced event saw small groups of students and their parents celebrate the milestone in a ‘drive-thru’ fashion. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Seaton grads turn tassel amid COVID-19 in Vernon

Graduating Class of 2020 crosses stage in a ‘drive-thru’ fashion to maintain physical distancing

W.L. Seaton Secondary grad Lusi Barni crosses the stage to collect her diploma Thursday, June 18, 2020. The physically-distanced event saw small groups of students and their parents celebrate the milestone in a ‘drive-thru’ fashion. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Secwépemc great-grandmother Lorna Thomas and daughter of revered elder Dr. Mary Thomas who died in 2007, graduates at 68, acquiring her Dogwood diploma from the Neskonlith Education Center in Salmon Arm in June 2020. (Photo contributed)

Secwépemc great-grandmother earns Dogwood diploma

Lorna Thomas graduates at same time as granddaughter

Secwépemc great-grandmother Lorna Thomas and daughter of revered elder Dr. Mary Thomas who died in 2007, graduates at 68, acquiring her Dogwood diploma from the Neskonlith Education Center in Salmon Arm in June 2020. (Photo contributed)
Vernon Secondary School Class of 2020 member Gabriella Boyd leaves her mark on Vernon’s Suicide Hill Wednesday, June 17. Boyd and fellow graduates became the first VSS grad class since 1981 to paint the hill following permission from the City of Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Secondary grads revive long-faded tradition

Class of 2020 becomes first grads since 1981 to paint Suicide Hill

Vernon Secondary School Class of 2020 member Gabriella Boyd leaves her mark on Vernon’s Suicide Hill Wednesday, June 17. Boyd and fellow graduates became the first VSS grad class since 1981 to paint the hill following permission from the City of Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Parade puts Armstrong grads on display

Parade puts Armstrong grads on display

Community comes out to cheer on the class of 2020

Parade puts Armstrong grads on display
Eleven members of Fulton Secondary’s Class of 2020, Tori Hauptman (from left), Quin Williamson, Ethan Schiman, Emily Lehoux, Keaira Korberg, Sara Mann, Aiden Trottier, Karan Malhotra, Dylan Beaumont, Hayden Catt, and Vernon Secondary School Grade 11 date Emma Baycroft, brave the rain and unseasonably cold temperature for a fantastic memory of what’s been a trying year for all Class of 2020 members Saturday, June 13, at Kal Beach. (Lisa Mazurek - photo)

PHOTOS: Greater Vernon grads show style for pictures

With formal photos washed out, grads think outside the box for lasting memories

Eleven members of Fulton Secondary’s Class of 2020, Tori Hauptman (from left), Quin Williamson, Ethan Schiman, Emily Lehoux, Keaira Korberg, Sara Mann, Aiden Trottier, Karan Malhotra, Dylan Beaumont, Hayden Catt, and Vernon Secondary School Grade 11 date Emma Baycroft, brave the rain and unseasonably cold temperature for a fantastic memory of what’s been a trying year for all Class of 2020 members Saturday, June 13, at Kal Beach. (Lisa Mazurek - photo)
The Princess Margaret Secondary School valedictorian Autumn Janzen. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

In photos: Okanagan valedictorians reflect on graduating year amid COVID-19

“I think everyone remembers their grad year, but we’re going to be the year that everyone remembers.”

The Princess Margaret Secondary School valedictorian Autumn Janzen. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduating students received their diplomas, but the ceremonies were different from in previous years. This year, as a result of COVID-19, only seven students at a time, along with family members, could be present for multiple small ceremonies. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Summerland graduates receive diplomas

Multiple small ceremonies held to honour Summerland Secondary School’s class of 2020

Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduating students received their diplomas, but the ceremonies were different from in previous years. This year, as a result of COVID-19, only seven students at a time, along with family members, could be present for multiple small ceremonies. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: A message to the resilient, innovative, storytellin’ Class of 2020

The upheavals you’ve experienced has given you inner strength, even if you don’t yet realize it

  • Jun 12, 2020
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Many in-person graduation ceremonies have shifted to a virtual model or been cancelled or postponed

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Summerland school to present video of graduation ceremonies

110 Grade 12 students to receive high school diplomas over three days

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Lumby grads leave their mark in 2020

Lumby grads leave their mark in 2020

Old tradition of spray painting Cop Hill revived as traditional graduation ceremony curbed by COVID

Lumby grads leave their mark in 2020