By NewsLine Staff
The senior class of 2020 will be graduating this year without the pomp and circumstance associated with a traditional graduation ceremony.
Kelsey Zweibohmer of Creekside High School is one of the seniors graduating in these unusual times. St. Johns County Schools scheduled virtual graduations for its high school seniors; Creekside’s virtual graduation took place Tuesday, May 19.
“Kelsey was born the week of 9/11 and is graduating high school in the midst of a pandemic,” said Britta Lee Zweibohmer, Kelsey’s mom. “What should have been joyful occasions for our family, have twice been overshadowed by horrific worldwide events.”
In an effort to remain positive, the Zweibohmer family was determined to make Kelsey’s graduation as “normal” as possible given the circumstances. “We’ve hung personalized banners and placed yard signs out front, we’ve put together a small candy buffet for our immediate family and her online graduation will be attended by extended family around the country,” said Britta Lee Zweibohmer. “We’ve even managed to add a little humor to her graduation photos to adequately portray what we’re all going through with masks and gloves. There is still much to be thankful for!”
Kelsey was to have attended summer school at the University of Central Florida, but classes have been switched to online. She is hopeful that she will be living in a campus dorm for the fall semester.
Photo courtesy Britta Lee Zweibohmer
Kelsey Zweibohmer, Class of 2020, Creekside High School