Columbus School District Recognizing Senior Class

(Columbus) With classes cancelled for the remainder of the year, the Columbus School District has come up with a few ways to recognize seniors while planning for an alternative graduation ceremonyColumbus High School Principle Thomas Fischer reported he is working with a group of students to gather their feedback on a different way to conduct their commencement ceremony. Also, a committee of parents and community members are working to determine what the graduation celebration could look like. Fischer says the high school will share more as soon as plans are determined. The district has also joined the “Be the Light” campaign. Throughout May, the lights at the school’s stadium will be turned off for 20 minutes while the schoolboard will show a score of 20-20 to recognize this year’s graduating class while the down and distance will be fourth-and-19, signifying COVID-19 is on its final down. On social media, the Columbus School District will post a seniors photo and their future plans every day on their Facebook page. With assistance from the Cardinal Embroidery and the city of Columbus, the district has designed and purchased senior banners that have been placed along Highway 73. Superintendent Annette Deuman says their seniors has missed out on the opportunity to experience their last class, last game, last concert, last exam, last hot lunch, last day of driving or walking to school and is certain each student has their own unique lists of lasts. Deuman adds parents are missing these “lasts” as well and she is heartbroken for the loss each of their families must feel.