2020: A Most Unique Graduating Class and Year

Cottage Grove High School graduates were greeted with friendly faces behind masks during their ceremonies earlier this week. DANA MERRYDAY/THE CHRONICLE

South Lane School District’s video graduation ceremonies for its two High Schools both opened to the traditional strains of “Pomp & Circumstance”, a tip of the hat to tradition, in what no one could describe as a traditional year. In a montage of congratulatory video messages from long-time South Lane educators, besides congratulating the graduates, touched on the uniqueness of Graduation 2020.

“A senior year that I am . . .