Hilltoppers Class of 2020 get parade and drive-thru diplomas

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[May 22, 2020]   Principal Terry Morgan made the right call Sunday afternoon and moved the start time back to 7 p.m. for the MPHS Class of 2020 graduation parade.

The delayed start turned out to be perfect timing as the skies cleared and made way for the 50 graduates to be escorted through town by police and fire trucks.

The seniors took a trip down memory lane, driving past Mount Pulaski Grade School and Zion Lutheran School, before ending back at MPHS. As the seniors headed towards the high school parking lot after the parade route was finished, Mr. Morgan handed each student their diploma. The seniors then gathered in a large circle in the parking lot and as a drone flew overhead, they tossed their caps in the air. Confetti soon followed, as did appropriately for the Class of 2020, rolls of toilet paper flew through the air.  

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It has certainly been a unique situation the Class of 2020 was forced into this year, but this group is resilient in every way. The smiles these seniors flashed Sunday night were proof this group really did rise above and make the most of the hand they were dealt.

Congratulations, Class of 2020! You truly deserved to be celebrated with a parade!

[Teena Lowery]


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