Mead High School hosts drive-thru graduation ceremony

SPOKANE, Wash. — Caps, gowns and cars at Mead High School for a special graduation ceremony. 

The pandemic is changing the way schools honor the graduating Class of 2020. 

It’s not how many students had hoped graduation day would look like but still, the emotions from parents and students proved it was a special day. 

The overall ceremony was much longer than usual. They started at 9 a.m. Wednesday and the principal said they could be there until as late as 9 p.m. 

So, how does a drive-thru graduation work? Graduates and their families drive up, students hop out one at a time, then walk across the stage for some pictures, get their diploma, then get back in the car. 

The assistant principal said it’s the best they could do in the pandemic.