St. Marys High School’s Class of 2020 was finally recognized during their graduation ceremony 10 a.m. Sunday on the high school football field.

“The formal traditional ceremony was able to be maintained,” Principal Ryan Luke said. “The ‘Bells of St. Marys’ school song was played at the end of the ceremony.”

The ceremony was held outside so that social distancing could be maintained more easily between the students on the field and the spectators in the stands. Masks were required when social distancing couldn’t be maintained during the festivities. Each graduate could bring up to five individuals to the ceremony. It was also streamed live online so that others could watch as well.

The ceremony included Class President Brenna Mulligan, welcoming those in attendance, and Luke recognizing the top 10% of the graduating class.

Scott Ewing, Brenna Mulligan and Casen Thowe were recognized as class valedictorians and addressed the crowd. Scholarships were announced.

Warren Sickel, former long-time band director and teacher served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. The title of his address was “Finding Your Passion, Don’t Let Challenges Hold You Back.”

Thirty-nine graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

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