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)
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)
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)
Last year’s graduating class. Traditionally, Grade 12 students march through downtown back to Revelstoke Secondary School. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Last year’s graduating class. Traditionally, Grade 12 students march through downtown back to Revelstoke Secondary School. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Parade puts North Okanagan grads on display

Parade puts North Okanagan grads on display

Community comes out to cheer on the class of 2020

Parade puts North Okanagan grads on display
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

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  • 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
(Stock photo)

Summerland school to present video of graduation ceremonies

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

(Stock photo)
North Okanagan grads leave their mark in 2020

North Okanagan grads leave their mark in 2020

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

North Okanagan grads leave their mark in 2020
Cami Kepke (right), Allison Kepke (left), Jordan Dortman (centre) celebrate together at Prince Charles Secondary School (Photo: Robert Wisla)
Cami Kepke (right), Allison Kepke (left), Jordan Dortman (centre) celebrate together at Prince Charles Secondary School (Photo: Robert Wisla)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)

Ruling change scuttles Okanagan-Shuswap grad plans

Number of secondary schools had planned to use Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In venue for ceremonies

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)
Summerland Secondary School students prepare to receive their diplomas in this June, 2017 photo. Students who have graduated from high school within the past five years may be eligible for bursaries from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)

Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen provides 10 bursaries

Financial aid available to those who have graduated in region within past five years

Summerland Secondary School students prepare to receive their diplomas in this June, 2017 photo. Students who have graduated from high school within the past five years may be eligible for bursaries from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. (Black Press file photo)
Olivia Busenius (left) and Jessica Coyle practise physical distancing while partaking in a graduation photo as part of the Grad2020 photo shoot project. ANGELA BUSENIUS

Picture this: Grad2020 project snaps Kamloops students in their best attire

Graduates impacted by cancelled ceremonies can email a request to organize a photo shoot

  • May 13, 2020
Olivia Busenius (left) and Jessica Coyle practise physical distancing while partaking in a graduation photo as part of the Grad2020 photo shoot project. ANGELA BUSENIUS