Bishop Kelly Prepares For In-Person Graduation
COVID-19 has successfully thrown a wrench in nearly every aspect of "normal life-- concerts, graduations, nightlife, and more have all been canceled due to the virus. As Idaho enters Phase 4 of our re-opening plan, one local high school is glad they postponed their ceremony date amid the initial Stay-At-Home orders.
Bishop Kelly, my alma mater, will be holding a socially distanced but IN-PERSON graduation ceremony, nonetheless, this Saturday June 20th. The school says that 170 seniors will be seated eight-feet apart on Nick Ysursa Field at Bishop Kelly as they receive their diplomas...in person. Central District Health was involved in planning the event in order to make it work and graduates and families alike are excited for the ceremony.
The high school, Idaho's only Catholic secondary school, is one of the most recognized schools for both academics and athletics in the Pacific Northwest. In 2019, BK saw 98% of their graduates go on to a 2 or 4 year college and each year, the graduating classes accumulate hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships from colleges and universities around the country.