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Collected Item: “Drive-Thru Graduation at a Phoenix High School”

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Drive-Thru Graduation at a Phoenix High School

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The photos are from the Drive-Thru Graduation Ceremony at Bostrom High School in Phoenix, Arizona. To have a graduation ceremony for the 2020 graduates, the high school put on a socially-distant commencement where parents and families could show their support from their cars. These images show the creative lengths that school staff, district staff, and parents went to give 2020 graduates a celebration that they deserve. In 2020, all people made some level of sacrifice, and the photos are an example of how communities worked together so that students did not have to lose another milestone in their lives.

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#HST580, #ASU, #classof2020, #lostgraduations

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Lynn Palacios

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