Orchard sends final graduating class out into the world
June 11, 2020
A global pandemic, social distancing and threat of a thunderstorm didn't keep the senior class at Orchard Public Schools from walking across a makeshift stage to accept their diplomas, June 6.
Exchange students Silvia Bode-Garcia and Madleen Reipen were not present. Both students returned to their respective homes once COVID-19 measures were established in March.
The 20-minute ceremony included the traditional entrance to "Pomp and Circumstance" and concluded with each senior greeting their family and presenting flowers.
Marino offered opening remarks. Clifton gave the salutatorian address and Boelter presented the valedictorian speech.
Principal Cathy Cooper presented diplomas.