COVID-19 means different graduations for Cowichan students in 2020

Graduates from the 2020 class at Lake Cowichan School partake in the traditional hat toss, though, like many things, it had to be adapted this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic by physical distancing. (Photo courtesy of SD79)
Cowichan Secondary students receive recognition in cap and gown during brief, small ceremonies in the school gym during modified graduation events due to COVID-19. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Cowichan Secondary graduates celebrate a modified graduation, where small groups were allowed to dress in their finery and walk a red carpet at the Cowichan Exhibition for family and friends. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Cowichan Secondary graduates celebrate a modified graduation, where small groups were allowed to dress in their finery and walk a red carpet at the Cowichan Exhibition for family and friends. (Kathryn Swan photo)
Cowichan Secondary graduates celebrate a modified graduation, where small groups were allowed to dress in their finery and walk a red carpet at the Cowichan Exhibition for family and friends. (Kathryn Swan photo)

Students from around the Cowichan Valley celebrated graduation at a number of modified ceremonies at the end of June.

At Lake Cowichan students did the traditional hat toss, but physically distanced, before taking part in a modified ceremony with limited family and friends at the school.

Cowichan Secondary students had school officials drive to their homes with diplomas, but also had the opportunity to walk a red carpet in small groups at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds in the graduation finery, as well as having a small ceremony in small groups in the school gym.

CoronavirusEducation

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Mary Lowther column: Time to plan the winter garden

Weeds have gotten away on me, I’ve just finished laying out my soaker hoses

Sarah Simpson Column: Finding nature at home

It was time to call in reinforcements.

Shady Lady: legendary Catalina touches down on Cowichan Lake

Two flying boats test the waters west of Youbou

Under new ownership, Cowichan’s Isles prepare for 2020-21

The Isles have gone through some ups and downs in recent seasons

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe

She had last been seen going for a walk on Aug. 6

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows

Broccoli is one of the best-known vegetables with origins in this scientific haze

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Most Read