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Rochester Community Schools to hold drive-thru graduation ceremony for seniors

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Posted at 8:05 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 20:05:47-04

ROCHESTER HILLS (WXYZ) — As metro Detroit schools work through the pandemic during graduation season, Rochester Community Schools has decided to honor graduating seniors in a way that reflects the current times.

Instead of canceling this year's graduation ceremonies, the school district has opted to hold drive-thru graduation ceremonies for seniors.

There are 1,200 graduates that will be celebrated.

The unique ceremony will happened Saturday, June 20 at Borden Park in Rochester Hills. Students will still wear their caps and gowns as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. How this will work: Families will drive (in one car) to the ceremony. Those members will stay in the car as graduates will have an opportunity to exit the vehicle and actually walk across the stage – while following social distancing guidelines, of course. There will be no physical contact with staff at the ceremony.

Pictures will be taken by a professional photographer to commemorate the experience.

The whole event will be aired on YouTube live.

For more information on the event, including guidelines for participants, click here.

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