2020 graduation!

As you guys know school had to shut down and same with everything else in the world. Due to the government they decided we weren’t able to go back to school, which really impacted a lot of our seniors.

Due to this pandemic seniors were not able to, for one, finish the rest of the school year, and and two, have a normal graduation.

Many questions need to be answered about the graduation for our 2020 graduating class. So here is some information on graduation events.

By Wednesday, May 13, students are to send a video of them holding a sign that they designed themselves for eight seconds that thanks someone who has helped them along they way. It could be a teacher, parent, friend, sibling, or anyone.

On Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, cap and gown pick up at Imagine Prep Surprise will take place.

By Sunday, May 17, seniors are asked to take a video of them catching their caps, putting them on, and tossing them off camera for the next graduate to “catch”.

The graduation video will premier on Monday, May 19, at 6 p.m.

Finally, on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20, students will be scheduled to come at a specific time in their cap and gown to take photos and collect their diplomas, and will officially become graduates of Imagine Prep. Students will come in small groups to walk across the front of the school to receive their diploma. Each student is allowed to have one car full of guests, and three guests are allowed to exit the vehicle to celebrate each graduate.

Senior Angelica Pelaez said it is a difficult thing to understand and accept, as graduating has been something all students have worked toward for many years.

“Honestly, it’s been really hard to process, the fact that everyone we been working towards for 12 years kinda just got taken away, and that we don’t get to experience what was supposed to be the best part of our year,” senior Pelaez said. “I really appreciate all of the efforts the school is making in order to celebrate us, but I just don’t think it’ll be the the same.”

Pelaez said that missing out on some of these events has impacted her motivation to finish the school year.

“Not being able to walk across the stage and grab our diplomas at the end of this month has really demotivated me and I know a lot of us feel the same way,” she said.

Chasing the Storm would like to wish the seniors good luck, and hopes everyone else stays safe. and Hopefully will see everyone next year!