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By Brian Hess
Staff Writer 

Claysburg-Kimmel High School Class of 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel Grads Urged to 'Keep Eye on the Prize'


Gary M. Baranec

Juliana Helsel leans out of her car to take some photos of speakers during Claysburg-Kimmel High School's graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, May 31, in the student parking lot behind the high school. Helsel's son Nathaniel (on right) was one of 62 students receiving their diploma.

Unlike any other graduation before in school history, 62 seniors at Claysburg-Kimmel High School received their diplomas during a "drive-in" style commencement ceremony in the student parking lot behind the high school.

Due to space constraints, access was limited to graduates and their immediate families (one car per student).

The ceremony resembled a normal commencement ceremony except all participants stayed in their cars. Individual speakers exited their cars and went to the stage for their speeches.

Speaking at graduation were Michael T. Baker, class president; Maggie B. Knisely, salu...

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