For the Class of 2020 there will be no graduation.

Well at least not as we have come to know the traditional rite of passage. COVID-19 changed all that. Valedictorians and class presidents will present their addresses not from a stage, but instead the platform of social media. When names are called there won’t be a handshake line with a pause at the end for a posed photo. That tradition may never return.

So much was lost to the Class of 2020 … both high school and college. Entire sports seasons were cancelled. Winter sports champions were never crowned. The Class of 2020 will miss out on the traditions of yearbook signing and senior pranks. Prom was cancelled. There won’t be the hugs with classmates and family members and the all-night post-graduation lock-ins. There won’t be the wiping away of one another’s joyful tears.

But the Class 2020 deserves recognition – maybe more so than any other class of recent years. Thus, Insight News has dedicated this edition of the paper to the Class of 2020. Students take a bow. You earned it.

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