This Chicago High School Held A Drive-In Graduation Ceremony, And It Was Epic

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This Chicago High School Held A Drive-In Graduation Ceremony, And It Was Epic

The show must go on!

Students from Mount Carmel High School didn’t let a little rain, or pandemic, get in the way of celebrating their educational milestone. Instead, the school held a drive-in graduation ceremony on its football field to commemorate the class’s success!

You can’t imagine that any student from the Class of 2020 foresaw their graduation turning out like this. While large gatherings and events are off-limits for the time being, many individuals have stepped up to congratulate and commemorate graduating students.

Whether its Barack and Michelle Obama hosting a virtual ceremony complete with an after party of musical performances, or Oprah Winfrey giving a commencement speech alongside the likes of Malala Yousafzai, people everywhere are ensuring that graduating students are given their due credit.

In like manner, the graduating students of Mount Carmel High School would go on with the show. While they couldn’t come together arm-in-arm, they settled on gathering bumper-to-bumper over the weekend as students parked their cars along their football field to attend their graduation event!

“Today, we held a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. The graduates and their families drove their cars on to Barda Dowling Stadium at Carey Field to celebrate,” the school wrote on its Instagram account. “It was a great event and a sight to be seen. The sky’s the limit for this special group of young men!”

Parked end-to-end across Carey Field, the 124 graduates tuned into the FM-broadcasted event, which accounted for senior speeches, accolades, and awards. Each car was designated to one graduate and their family.

At the end of the broadcast, the grads were able to get out of their cars  to throw their caps in the air!

“Our intention was to make this graduation ceremony as memorable as we could for our graduates and have them come together as an entire class,” said Mount Carmel president, Ned Hughes.

Mount Carmel High School is a private, all-boy, Catholic college preparatory school. It was founded in 1900 and continues under the funding by the Carmelites — a religious community of men in the Catholic church.

[Featured image: @mount_carmel_hs]




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