TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – With the current coronavirus pandemic and guidelines set in place, most high schools won’t be following their normal graduation traditions.
This weekend Hayden Catholic High School had planned to celebrate the 2020 graduating class. The graduates would’ve gathered with family and friends on Sunday and would’ve walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Instead, Hayden administration and faculty invited the seniors back to campus on Friday for pictures in their cap and gown, and to return their textbooks and technology devices.
“I was sad I didn’t get to say a final goodbye to my friends,” graduating senior Rosie Anguiano said.
Senior Cade Pavlik said the administration, “made the right decision.”
Other seniors talked about how they dealt with learning at home and what their future plans are.
“I’ve been into exercise a lot more and reading a bit,” Mckenna Crady said.
“I lost my baseball team this year,” Andrew Schmidtlein said. “I’m going to Washburn University in the Fall to major in biology and pre-med and playing baseball.”