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VCI congratulates its class of 2020

Ashley Morris chose to
Ashley Morris chose to "frame" at least one of her special memories of her graduation from Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, as she and her mother drove up to the school for the June 23 event. A "drive-in" graduation ceremony was organized by VCI staff to ensure that all 66 students in the Class of 2020 could celebrate their achievement with their families despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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It was not quite the graduation ceremony they might have imagined when they began their final year of school in September 2019, but the Class of 2020 for Vankleek Hill Collegiate still enjoyed a memorable celebration of their achievements.

This year 66 students from Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute donned cap and gown for their June 23 graduation event. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of assembling for one last time inside of the VCI auditorium to receive their diplomas and honours, students and their families took part in a drive-in graduation event organized by the school staff.

Students remained inside their vehicles as they drove up to the presentation area. There they were presented with their certificate of graduation along with a swag bag of special commemorative items.

Confirmation of bursaries, scholarships, and/or special awards were also part of the package for some students. All those who wished also got to use a special “graduation picture frame” for special commemorative photos. Each grad also received an individualized lawn sign to post in their front yard to help commemorate the occasion.

The Ministry of Education will mail out all official high school diplomas at a later date.