Wheat Ridge Farmers find closure with August commencement

After pandemic, ceremony was one for `the history books'

Casey Van Divier
cvandivier@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 8/7/20

Wheat Ridge High School's class of 2020 celebrated its graduation Aug. 6, about two and a half months after the graduates' last day of high school classes. During the ceremony, graduates wore masks …

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Wheat Ridge Farmers find closure with August commencement

After pandemic, ceremony was one for `the history books'

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Wheat Ridge High School's class of 2020 celebrated its graduation Aug. 6, about two and a half months after the graduates' last day of high school classes.

During the ceremony, graduates wore masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When they were recognized on stage, they were not handed their diplomas, but instead were mailed their diplomas prior to the ceremony and brought them along for the August graduation.

Social studies teacher Stephanie Rossi, who finished her career at Wheat Ridge High this summer after 40 years of teaching there, bid the class farewell during the ceremony and reminded them of the lessons they learned by facing the pandemic.

“This was not supposed to be how it was going to end … The most important thing you learned is that you can't control everything,” she said. “Your graduation, unlike anybody else's, is going to be in the history books.”

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