Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Why Quick High School Graduations Rock

Obviously with the pandemic going on, high schools had to cancel graduations. People were upset. My son even admitted he was a bit bummed. Until I told him that regular graduations last hours. Then he was like, "Oh never mind. But I did want to walk the stage."

My son's school announced that they'd do a brief in school graduation with rules. Masks on. Temps checked. All of that. And you know, it worked for me! Here's why.




1. They're more personal. My son got to see some of his teachers and actually speak to them since there wasn't a million people around.






2. They're fast. No waiting hours. He got to go across the stage, which is what he mostly wanted. He didn't have to do it with hundreds of other students.





3. My son liked the gifts. I never got any gifts from the school for my high school graduation. Tommy got a cool sign and shirt.





4. They're more convenient. Tommy's graduation would have been at the Alamodome, which is downtown and a pain to get to with traffic. This one was at his school. Close by. Easy to get to. And there were lots of photo ops!





5. There are more memories. With an hours long graduation, it can get boring. Minds wander. With faster ones, you can really take in what is going on. There's no time to be bored!





2020 will be a year to remember, that's for sure. But we'll always remember this graduation. And look back on it fondly.

What about you? Did you have any fast graduations this year?



37 comments:

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  2. That is so awesome! I miss high school so much, had amazing time there...Happy graduation...

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  3. I'm glad it turned out to be a good experience!!

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  4. Love the sign that Tommy got. Congrats to him graduating

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  5. He looks so happy! It's awesome that he got to celebrate in such a special way :-)

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  6. I love the idea of quick graduation ceremonies. Seems to be more personal.

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  7. This is such a sweet idea and a good work around the current climate.

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  8. Aww this sounds lovely! I like all the positives as well, personal and quick sounds like a good way for it to go for me.

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  9. This year's graduation rites would truly be memorable for our generation! It truly is more personal too!

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  10. Happy Graduation to him! And I agree - quick graduations are great! -Amanda

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  11. I appreciate the creative ways schools conduct their graduation ceremony. We must always have to look into the brighter side of things. Congrats on your son's graduation.

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  12. I guess the longwinded ceremony can be quite of an overkill but I know for me, it sure felt good to accept my diploma with a room filled with my peers. It was so much fun at that; being the graduate anyway. Congratulations to your son.

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  13. This will definitely be a year to remember. I agree, I like quick graduations too, but unfortunately my son didn't have a real one, only a virtual one.

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  14. I know how long graduation is and it will take hours to finish. It's better to have a quick one! Congrats to your son

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  15. This year 2020 will definitely remember for a lifetime and I know for sure that it will be written in a world history. I love the idea of today's graduation ceremony, aside from its fast everyone is safe.

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  16. I would prefer a graduation like this too. I hate crowd and caos. I even made the weeding party with only 17 persons!

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  17. Oh wow it's great that your son got to go to his graduation and that it was a shorter version. Glad to hear he got to walk across the stage as he wanted.

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  18. Congrats to him and make plan for the future. Although things are different now we are all thankful.

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  19. I'm one of those parents who will admit to the boredom I find in graduation ceremonies. I would've given money to experience a quick graduation ceremony like this for my kiddos. Congrats to your kiddo!

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  20. Aww Congrats to your boy!! This year was definitely a different year!!

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  21. Oh I can definitely see many of these benefits. Fast is always a good thing. I've been in a hot auditorium for long ceremonies - not fun!

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  22. Congratulations to your son! I think a short graduation is great!! Hope you all have a great summer.

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  23. That is so awesome that you both found the good with all the crazy times. My graduation was so huge we didn't really get to enjoy it.

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  24. I graduated in 2016 and the ceremonies are long. I like the idea. By the way congrats to your son.

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  25. I love that. So glad he got to walk across the stage.

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  26. Yeah this year is really much difficult especially for students..Indeed it is really amazing that he had graduated without any much difficulty..and the way of there's was really admirable..Thanks for sharing...

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  27. Reflecting back on my own graduation it definitely was too long. it was also very hot and I felt super tired, I was not enjoying it closer to the end, I just wanted it to finish already

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  28. I remember my high school graduation well. Such a great memory.

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  29. AWWW! It looks like you had a great time. Congrats on the graduation.

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  30. Congratulations to your son. What a nice graduation.

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  31. This is awesome! I bet it was much better than sitting there for 4 hours watching all the kids walk! I'm glad you were able to celebrate though & get those pictures!!

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  32. Congratulations to your son! That's so nice that you got to celebrate with him despite all this.

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  33. My graduation took way too long! Quick i much better! Congrats to your son!!

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  34. Wow, congrats to your son and this quick graduation sounds so much fun, I think its like every cloud has a silver lining. :)

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  35. I am happy you guys were able to adjust the setting of graduation. It has been an interesting year and people who have graduated are feeling indifferent about it. So, kudos to your son and wish him all the success in the future!!!🤗

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  36. I am definitely more interested in smaller, more intimate settings. This whole situation has opened my eyes to what matters most in life.

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