Socially distanced grad ceremonies in Peace River

Banners bearing the images of Peace River graduates from both local high schools have been installed along Main Street. Peter and Carol Clarke organized the banner idea. Above is Ellaine Baclea-An’s banner.

Susan Thomson
South Peace News

Graduation ceremonies in 2020 have had to get creative to follow social distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peace River is no exception.

Glenmary School and Holy Family Cyberhigh class representative Kaitlyn Coen says in a public social media post thanking local businesses for their support that this year’s grads are “the class that made history.”

She created a video tribute posted to Glenmary’s social media.

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division board chair Kelly Whalen and Supt. Betty Turpin also sent their congratulations to the Class of 2020 via a video tribute.

Glenmary has been celebrating each of their student’s accomplishments online, including grads who earned scholarships and awards.

The school also held a parade to celebrate their graduates. Students wore their formal wear and grad dresses for the parade, and gathered outside to sing together, take group photos and toss their caps.

Peace River High School has also posted their annual awards digitally, including both academic and athletic awards. The class valedictorian is Noah Wood.

Banners bearing the images of Peace River graduates from both local high schools have been installed along Main Street. Peter and Carol Clarke organized the banner idea.

The banners were made by Peace Sign and Graphics, paid for by AGS Mechanical, and installed by Town of Peace River staff using a lift supplied by Falcon Rentals.

Parents also contributed donations.

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