Cherokee High seniors would have walked the stage this Friday night, but instead were honored in an unprecedented drive-thru commencement ceremony. A traditional ceremony is expected to be held later this summer depending on developing Coronavirus guidelines.
Vehicles decorated as makeshift floats eagerly lined Marietta Highway in a great demonstration of pomp and circumstance. They would circle the school and eventually drive by the school’s entrance to receive a diploma from Mr. Miller. These graduates and their proud parents and family members were not going to let Coronavirus steal the excitement of this long-awaited milestone date.
For the previous six Friday nights at 8:20, CHS lit the field lights to honor the graduates whose senior year took an abrupt halt, and tonight administrators and staff continued to seize every opportunity to give these seniors praise. Staff members lined the sidewalks with posters, pom-poms and cowbells in hand cheering on the line of cars for hours.