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Drive-in ceremony planned for Orcutt Academy graduates

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Posted at 8:34 AM, May 14, 2020

Orcutt Academy High School is planning a drive-in graduation ceremony for seniors this year.

Graduates and their families will be able to park their cars on the school's field, which will be set up as a drive-in theater with audio broadcast through the car radio.

School staff will play a graduation video showing the awarding of diplomas and also speeches.

“This year’s graduation is going to be epic,” says OAHS Principal Rhett Carter. “It will be one of a kind, and something that has not been done before at our school. The students are excited about it. When we talked to them about options, they wanted to do a drive-in graduation.”

Current district Superintendent Dr. Debbie Blow said, “It was important to us to find a way to honor our seniors, and have them together in one location for their graduation, we feel this accomplishes that goal.”

Before the June 5 ceremony, graduates will have individual appointments to visit a filming location in their cap and gown to receive their diploma.

Everyone who attends the ceremony must stay in their vehicle and follow social distancing guidelines.