FAU High School Graduates To Hold Drive-Thru Ceremony

While most Florida graduates are having virtual ceremonies, one local school is doing it drive-thru style Friday morning.

There are 140 dual-enrollment students graduating from Florida Atlantic University's High School and Principal Sherry Bees says she has too much of a bond with them to have the whole thing happen virtually.

"This group has a little bit of a special place in my heart. This is my first group. This is my freshman class that are graduating. They're passionate, they're amazing, they're smart and there's a mentoring relationship and we just couldn't let them go forward without some type of a ceremony."

So, they're having students drive through the parking lot of the Boca Raton college and receive their diploma at a podium.

"We have created a graduation that is literally a virtual graduation with student speakers. They're going to be recorded. When you watch it on video, it's going to look like you're in the auditorium. That's our goal."

Bees tells me this isn't the first time the graduating students were treated to something special.

"We posted a little sign in their yard to celebrate them. This was actually even before we knew that we'd be able to do this ceremony."

She says the students and their parents gave the okay and students and staff members will be wearing masks.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at the school's website.

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