Graduation 2020

The graduating class of 2020 held their graduation ceremonies in June. The 110 students are shown on the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge in Summerland. In order to maintain proper physical distancing, the graduating students stood at every pole along the trestle bridge. The photograph of the graduating class was donated by Top Flight Helicopters and Moments Under Frame Studios. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Kennedy, Moments Under Frame Studios)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Summerland graduation restructured to follow COVID-19 restrictions

Graduates received diplomas over a three-day period, but video of complete ceremony also released

 

Alan Stel, principal of Summerland Secondary School, presents Nina Tolnai with the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Tolnai had the highest academic average of any student in the Okanagan Skaha School District. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland student receives award for academic excellence

Nina Tolnai had the highest marks of any 2020 graduate in the Okanagan Skaha School District

 

Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduating students received their diplomas in June. Students from the school were also presented with bursaries and awards. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Secondary School graduates receive bursaries and awards

Presentation shown during school’s graduation video

 

Alan Stel, principal of Summerland Secondary School, presents the 2020 Verrier Award to Devyn Slade. The award is presented annually during the school’s graduation ceremony. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Active graduate receives Summerland Secondary School’s top honour

Devyn Slade was presented with the Verrier Award and Matsu Memorial Scholarship

Alan Stel, principal of Summerland Secondary School, presents the 2020 Verrier Award to Devyn Slade. The award is presented annually during the school’s graduation ceremony. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
In photos: Penticton graduates celebrate milestone at drive-in ceremony

In photos: Penticton graduates celebrate milestone at drive-in ceremony

A gallery of images from a drive-in grad ceremony at Princess Margaret Secondary School, June 26

In photos: Penticton graduates celebrate milestone at drive-in ceremony
(Phil McLachlan - Keremeos Review)

In photos: Keremeos students reach milestone

A gallery of graduation ceremonies at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School, Thursday June 25

(Phil McLachlan - Keremeos Review)
The graduating class of 2020 held their graduation ceremonies in June. The 110 students are shown on the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge in Summerland. In order to maintain proper physical distancing, the graduating students stood at every pole along the trestle bridge. The photograph of the graduating class was donated by Top Flight Helicopters and Moments Under Frame Studios. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Kennedy, Moments Under Frame Studios)

VIDEO: Summerland grads receive diplomas

Watch the complete video coverage of Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduation ceremonies

The graduating class of 2020 held their graduation ceremonies in June. The 110 students are shown on the Trout Creek Trestle Bridge in Summerland. In order to maintain proper physical distancing, the graduating students stood at every pole along the trestle bridge. The photograph of the graduating class was donated by Top Flight Helicopters and Moments Under Frame Studios. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Kennedy, Moments Under Frame Studios)
Graduating students from Summerland Secondary School paraded downtown on Thursday, June 25. The grad parade is a tradition in Summerland, but this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade was held in several phases. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Graduating students parade through Summerland

Annual parade takes different form due to COVID-19 restrictions

Graduating students from Summerland Secondary School paraded downtown on Thursday, June 25. The grad parade is a tradition in Summerland, but this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade was held in several phases. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Graduating students at Summerland Secondary School were set up for their graduation pictures in several phases. The students were arranged using physical distancing protocols for a series of photographs. The images will then be merged together to form a group image of the graduates. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Video will show Summerland graduation ceremonies

While graduating students at Summerland Secondary School have received their high school…

Graduating students at Summerland Secondary School were set up for their graduation pictures in several phases. The students were arranged using physical distancing protocols for a series of photographs. The images will then be merged together to form a group image of the graduates. 
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Candyce Anthony Jules from the Neskonlith band celebrates being a Grade 5 graduate on June 20, 2020. (Photo compliments of Kristal Burgess Photography)
Candyce Anthony Jules from the Neskonlith band celebrates being a Grade 5 graduate on June 20, 2020. (Photo compliments of Kristal Burgess Photography)
Victoria’s 2020 Graduates - A Time to Celebrate

Victoria’s 2020 Graduates – A Time to Celebrate

Boulevard congratulates the grads of 2020 on reaching this milestone occasion. We…

  • Jun 24, 2020
Victoria’s 2020 Graduates - A Time to Celebrate
Dozens gathered to celebrate the Penticton Indian Band graduates in June 2020. (Athena Bonneau, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Penticton Indian Band celebrates class of 2020 in a unique way

Traditional grad ceremonies were cancelled, so the PIB education department got creative

  • Jun 24, 2020
Dozens gathered to celebrate the Penticton Indian Band graduates in June 2020. (Athena Bonneau, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel presented high school diplomas during a series of small ceremonies. A full video of the graduation events will be available on the Summerland Review website on June 26 in the evening. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Graduation during the time of COVID-19

This year, the traditional graduation ceremonies could not proceed

Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel presented high school diplomas during a series of small ceremonies. A full video of the graduation events will be available on the Summerland Review website on June 26 in the evening. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Keremeos valedictorians look towards future in uncertain times

Keremeos valedictorians look towards future in uncertain times

“It really does go by super fast, so make the most of it,” say valedictorians

Keremeos valedictorians look towards future in uncertain times
B.C. residents are encouraged to head outdoors to cheer for the 2020 high school graduates at 8:20 p.m. (Pixabay)

VIDEO: British Columbians invited to cheer at 8:20 p.m. for 2020 high school grads

‘All of us are celebrating your success and your future,’ premier says

B.C. residents are encouraged to head outdoors to cheer for the 2020 high school graduates at 8:20 p.m. (Pixabay)
Ten at a time, graduating students cross the stage at Princess Margaret Secondary on Friday, June 19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

In photos: Students cross the stage at Princess Margaret Secondary

“I can’t wait to see the person that I’m going to be come, outside of school,” said Sydney Shelley

Ten at a time, graduating students cross the stage at Princess Margaret Secondary on Friday, June 19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Secwépemc great-grandmother Lorna Thomas and daughter of revered elder Dr. Mary Thomas who died in 2007, graduates at 68, acquiring her Dogwood diploma from the Neskonlith Education Center in Salmon Arm in June 2020. (Photo contributed)

Secwépemc great-grandmother earns Dogwood diploma

Lorna Thomas graduates at same time as granddaughter

Secwépemc great-grandmother Lorna Thomas and daughter of revered elder Dr. Mary Thomas who died in 2007, graduates at 68, acquiring her Dogwood diploma from the Neskonlith Education Center in Salmon Arm in June 2020. (Photo contributed)
Parade puts North Okanagan grads on display

Parade puts North Okanagan grads on display

Community comes out to cheer on the class of 2020

Parade puts North Okanagan grads on display
Penticton Secondary School valedictorian, Jack McLennan. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

In photos: Penticton valedictorians reflect on graduating year amid COVID-19

“I think everyone remembers their grad year, but we’re going to be the year that everyone remembers.”

Penticton Secondary School valedictorian, Jack McLennan. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduating students received their diplomas, but the ceremonies were different from in previous years. This year, as a result of COVID-19, only seven students at a time, along with family members, could be present for multiple small ceremonies. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Summerland graduates receive diplomas

Multiple small ceremonies held to honour Summerland Secondary School’s class of 2020

Summerland Secondary School’s 2020 graduating students received their diplomas, but the ceremonies were different from in previous years. This year, as a result of COVID-19, only seven students at a time, along with family members, could be present for multiple small ceremonies. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)