HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

TREYCE McCORMICK walks across the stage to receive his diploma to the applause of Principal Mike Craft and Rhonda Pedigo, guidance department chair. (all photos by Stephanie Mikels Blevins)

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

A MASKED RCHS graduate is helped with his cap adjustments before heading in to receive his diploma.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

LILY MORESCHI throws her cap into the air after receiving her diploma, something that is normally done by all the class members in unison at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony. The hat tosses were videotaped for inclusion in the graduation video.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Rick Lollis gives instructions to graduates and family members before they head into the auditorium.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

ALEXANDRA MASON is photographed with her family after receiving her diploma.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

DEVON MASON picks up his diploma, without the handshake that would normally accompany the presentation.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

FAMILY MEMBERS take photos and video of their graduate receiving a diploma inside the auditorium.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL graduate Hailey Jo Moore and her family are photographed with her diploma and the school’s mascot.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

BERRIT MASON picks up his diploma with words of encouragement from Principal Mike Craft.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

RCHS SENIOR Jonathon Morales and his family wait to enter the school, socially distanced from the other families.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

SARAH PAREDES and her family head toward the school Wednesday.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

BREANNA MARTIN walks across the stage as Principal Mike Craft and Rhonda Pedigo, guidance department chair, applaud.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

JOHN FOSTER MURPHY II gets his graduation gown out of the car.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

JASMINE MILLER and her family pose for photos.

HATS OFF To The Class Of 2020

JULIE MOORE fills out paperwork concerning her future plans.

Part 1 of this year’s graduation for Rockbridge County High School seniors took place last Wednesday when the seniors came to the high school to receive their diplomas individually, before a few family members, and to be videotaped. The individual videos, along with the traditional speeches, are being compiled into a “virtual graduation show” to be shown at Hull’s Drive-In this Friday in a private event, only for graduates and their family. However, the community may park along the parade route from RCHS and cheer on the graduates as they proceed to Hull’s. The parade will start at 7:45 p.m. at the high school parking lot. The graduation video will be released to the general public after the private showing at Hull’s. A link to the video will be on the RCHS webpage, the RCHS Facebook page and YouTube.