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RETURN OF POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

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Whether it was over Zoom or in a mask-filled classroom, the Class of 2021 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas this week as the first students to attend an entire school year during a global pandemic. 

Turlock Unified School District seniors were able to celebrate their accomplishments with in-person graduation ceremonies held throughout the week, though both Turlock and Pitman high schools saw their graduating classes split into two for separate, consecutive events which allowed for social distancing. Despite mask requirements and smaller crowds than usual, there was just enough pomp and circumstance in the air for things to feel like normal.

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What Modesto, other school districts have in works for virtual graduation ceremonies

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Some kids will walk, others will TikTok. They’ll hear their names called, wear their caps and gowns and receive words of encouragement from dignitaries and student speakers.

In similar but various ways, school districts in Stanislaus County are working to ensure the Class of 2020 has virtual graduation ceremonies that approximate in-person commencements as much as possible. Some districts are doing the same for eighth-graders as they move on to high school.

Districts have said virtual commencements are not meant to replace in-person events, which they still hope to have sometime during the summer if social-distancing restrictions are lifted.

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