Members of the Grand County High School class of 2020 will soon see their faces displayed along Main Street, a gesture of honor and support from school administration for a group of students whose daily school lives have been, like many others, rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local teens have been hit with a “sucker punch,” as one writer put it, having their social lives interrupted due to the pandemic, associated school closures and social distancing measures. Cancellations have taken from high schoolers their athletic seasons, academic extracurricular activities and in-class learning regimens.
Amid the turmoil, high school and Grand County School District leadership are cooking up plans to honor students in lieu of a traditional, regularly-scheduled graduation ceremony. Plans for an alternative celebration were still in the works as of Monday, May 4.