Michigan high schools honor graduates with banners, vehicle parades

April 30, 2020, 9:29 AM

Unable to host traditional graduation ceremonies, Michigan high schools are getting creative with their senior sendoffs, honoring students with vehicular parades, banners, even poems.

The Free Press reports:

The 38 graduates of Newberry High School in the Upper Peninsula were escorted through town last week in a parade of fire trucks with their lights flashing ... The parade ended at the football stadium where the names of the graduates were read over the public address system.

Hazel Park High School is eyeing a similar sendoff.

Van Buren Public Schools in western Wayne County and Caseville, in the thumb, are meanwhile honoring students with banners bearing their faces on downtown light poles. Van Buren is also profiling students individually on social media.

Berkley High School's principal wrote an "Ode to My Wonderful Seniors." Dearborn schools will have some graduates make videos to be strung together and posted across its various channels. The University of Detroit - Jesuit is taking its graduation ceremony remote.

Other districts are holding out hope that commencements can take place this summer if social restrictions are eased.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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