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Slaton views virtual commencement ceremony at Drive-In

y Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

Stars and Stripes Drive-In’s marquee was lit up with the shows for the night Tuesday (May 19).

Showing were “Trolls,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off…” and the Slaton High School Class of 2020’s virtual graduation.

The viewing was the culmination of events that included a parade earlier that day, all done to have a graduation when COVID-19 delayed, then canceled schools for the year.

The night started with photos of the graduates in their early childhood, mixed in with photos of the school year, then finally their senior portraits.

Valedictorian Taylie McLinsky gave her speech, saying it might not be her best, but she tried her hardest to make it one because of their tough situation.

She talked about her early years to that moment. “Ever since I started school, all I could think about was when is this ever going to end. Even though there have been A LOT of bumps in the road, well more like craters if you ask me, we have finally made it to the end of our high school journey,” she said. “And after the senior year we just had, it’s about time that this is over. And by this I mean the online learning we have been stuck with for the past eight weeks.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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