HOLLISTON — Superintendent Brad Jackson and Principal Nicole Bottomley are pleased to announce that Holliston High School held an end-of-the-year car parade for members of the Class of 2020 on Sunday, June 7.
The parade followed an 11-mile route through the Town of Holliston, concluding at Holliston High School. Houses along the parade route, which began at Placentino Elementary School, were decorated in support of the graduating class, while cars featured signs with supportive messages and were decorated in the school’s red and white colors.
“Our seniors have demonstrated incredible resilience in this uncertain time,” said Jackson. “We are so proud of our seniors and their accomplishments, and thank the Holliston community for their support of our students today.”
The parade culminated in a loop around the high school, where seniors were greeted by teachers and administrators waving and cheering them on. Those driving the seniors along the route honked their horns to signify the end of the parade and celebrate the completion of their high school careers.
The Holliston Police and Fire Departments escorted the seniors.
Sunday, June 7 would have been the Holliston High School graduation, were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a graduation is scheduled for July.
“The seniors and their families were thrilled and it could not have been a better day. Every senior was smiling,” said Bottomley. “One of the best aspects of the parade was the fact that families were included in the celebration. I’m not sure who was happier, the students or the parents.”
Holliston High School hopes to have an outdoor, in-person graduation ceremony for Holliston seniors in July. More details about an eventual commencement will be provided when they become available.