Through the "Sponsor a Senior" program, local residents and businesses helped the Monte Vista Class of 2020 be recognized with banners hung by the City of Monte Vista on lamp posts downtown, as a way to celebrate the students whose Senior Trip, Prom, final seasons of sports and many other momentous events were canceled due to event restrictions because of COVID-19. If Monte Vista is able to have their scheduled graduation on August 1, Class Presidents Josiah Perea, Maegan Beckner will speak, as will Class Secretary Ashley Duran and Treasurer Cody Timmins and Student Body President Larissa Medina. Nyelie Murrufo will give a special tribute to students who have passed away. The Valedictorian has not been announced.
Sargent's Seniors are also being recognized with banners on Fullenwider Park, facing First Ave. Sargent will be holding graduation this Friday, May 15 at the Movie Manor Drive-In but attendance is restricted for graduates and their families only. The ceremony will be streamed on the Sargent Boosters Facebook page. Parking starts at 7 p.m. and the stream will begin at dusk. Valedictorian Cole Seger, Salutatorian Drew Smith, Head Boy Clay Kimberling and Head Girl Jeni Johnson will be speaking along with Luke Hoffstetter.