Drive-through graduation celebrations today

Dysart Unified honors seniors

Posted 6/29/20

With traditional in-person graduation ceremonies canceled, the Dysart Unified School District altered its plans to honor seniors.

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Drive-through graduation celebrations today

Dysart Unified honors seniors

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With traditional in-person graduation ceremonies canceled, the Dysart Unified School District altered its plans to honor seniors.

Each of the district’s four high schools are hosting drive-through celebrations Tuesday, June 30.

Students can wear caps and gowns, will receive a diploma, diploma cover and ceremony program. Additionally, each graduate will be able to exit the vehicle to take a photo in the cap and gown holding the diploma.

Here's the schedule:

  • Dysart High School, 11425 N Dysart Rd, will host the event from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Shadow Ridge High School, 10909 N. Perryville Road, will host from 3 to 7 p.m. with students arriving based on last name for a specific time slot.
  • Valley Vista, 15550 N Parkview Place, will conduct the celebration from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Willow Canyon, 17901 W Lundberg St, will celebrate from 5 to 8 p.m.

DUSD officials said in a news release the drive-through celebrations and virtual graduation ceremony videos were a safer alternative to honor students this year.

"Dysart is proud of each and every graduate, and their ability to tackle the unusual challenges that they have endured this year," DUSD spokeswoman Renee Ryon said. "We wish them the best in their future endeavors, and look forward to seeing what challenges they tackle next.”

Reporter Jennifer Jimenez can be reached at jjimenez@newszap.com or follow her on Twitter @SCW_Independent.

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