Titan Tattler: West to hold virtual graduation

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Titan Tattler Kelly Kendall

By Kelly Kendall
For the Clemmons Courier

In the midst of AP exams, WS/FCS released its decision regarding graduation for the class of 2020. Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the school system has decided to hold virtual graduation ceremonies for all schools in Forsyth County.

While this news was not unexpected, it still brought on a flurry of emotions for Titan seniors. “Though I knew it was most likely going to be a virtual graduation, it was still emotional for me to hear, but I’m still proud of the work I’ve done over the past four years and am glad that is being recognized,” said senior Grace Bell.

West’s virtual graduation will be held on the original graduation date, Saturday, June 13, but will now be broadcasted at 7:30 p.m. from Cable 2. Diploma pick-up will be held the following week starting Monday, June 15, and ending on June 22. This event will be held drive-thru style similar to that of cap and gown pick-up. A stage will be set up for seniors to walk across and get pictures.

On Wednesday, West held a virtual awards day ceremony to recognize the immense talent and hard work harbored at West Forsyth. This recognition will be continued on Tuesday during a virtual “Student of the Year” ceremony at noon.

With the last of AP exams ending Friday, students are starting to get a taste of summer despite the unusual circumstances. As school edges towards ending for the year, I hope my fellow Titans remain safe and well. As always, go Titans!