We Deserve More: Presenting Alternatives for a Better Graduation Ceremony

We Deserve More: Presenting Alternatives for a Better Graduation Ceremony

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Alyssa Andrade started this petition to St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School and

As grade 12s we have worked so incredibly hard to get to this point in our high school careers. Hours of sweat, tears, stress and exhaustion. Time spent working towards one goal; getting our diploma. As graduates we look forward to the day our name is called to walk up to the stage to receive that piece of paper, its a final moment to spend with our closest friends. 

This year however, we have been told that we will be sent a video link and get to drive past the school and grab our diploma. No real ceremony, no celebration, no walking up on stage to get that special piece of paper. 

I completely understand that things are different because of the pandemic and that it won't be the same as it was in the past but I do know that we should at least be given alternatives.

If we are still in Red or Grey zone when June comes than I completely understand doing an online graduation. However we have been told that even if we are in Green zone by that time, we will still only get an online link and a drive by. This is unfair and should be re-evaluated.

I as a student am willing to discuss with the adults around me different alternatives that are still completely covid friendly.

I'm not asking to ignore covid rules, I'm simply asking for more than just a video link.

We deserve better.

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