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WHS class finally gets formal celebration

The 149th Wabash High School graduation ceremony took place on Friday, July 31, in a different way than ever before.

This commencement ceremony was the first outdoor ceremony that the school has had. The graduates, staff, and family and friends of the graduates gathered in the yard of the Honeywell House where social distancing and mask wearing was done as a safety precaution against coronavirus.

Earlier this year, the class had a parade through town culminating at Wabash High School where they received their diplomas during a drive-thru ceremony.

Friday’s ceremony started with the graduates taking their seats, diplomas already in hand, so to avoid cross contamination by being handed to on stage.

Maya Benysh gave some opening remarks, listing off the many tough events that the Class of 2020 has been through, but ultimately survived. Benysh also shared a Bible verse with the students, staff and audience.

“I would like to read for you a verse I have been returning to often over the past couple of months. I feel as though it reaches beyond religion and speaks truly to human nature. It is 1 John 4:20 and it reads:

‘Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen,’” she said.

Posted on 2020 Aug 04