Individuals were required to wear a face covering, but graduates could take theirs off when receiving their diploma, Kuhn said.
One parent said the ceremony was nice, but thinks it can be disappointing for the students.
“I think it was very nice as it could have been under the circumstances,” said James Leslie, father of senior Alexis Leslie. “It’s disappointing for the kids that they didn’t have a normal graduation, but this is the new normal.”
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A professional video was being recorded of the seniors graduating, and will include speeches, commencement address and other features.
“The Shawnee High School Commencement Exercises have always been a first-class event for our graduates and their families—this high standard will continue,” Kuhn said. “This video will highlight our students and serve as a memento of this event that can be shared with friends and family.”