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Minico High School celebrates graduation in a unique way

Posted at 7:20 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 21:40:58-04

RUPERT, Idaho — A triumphant moment for nearly 200 high school seniors, in the midst of a crazy and frustrating time.

The coronavirus has changed everything about graduation ceremonies and other traditional end of the year celebrations like prom, but today, the seniors at Minico High School accepted their diplomas despite all of that.

The school made waves earlier this month when the school district announced a plan to hold an in-person graduation--with a plan for social distancing. Last week, the school announced they'd be modifying their plan to a "drive-up" style graduation after learning of new coronavirus cases in Minidoka County.

As a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus, students were asked to stay in their cars until it was time to receive their diplomas. Those waiting in their cars honked their horns as names were called to show their support.

The district says if a graduate didn't attend the ceremony, they can always pick up their diploma later.