The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop these grads from tossing their hats.

On Thursday, Coronado High School pushed through with its senior graduation ceremony. This is despite San Diego County Public Health’s order to stop its initial plans of a socially-distanced in-person graduation event.

Nearly three-hundred Coronado high school seniors attended a ‘drive-by’ ceremony using decorated vehicles.  

One senior said that “it feels like a rite of passage”, while another student said, “it’s better than a zoom graduation”

When Dr. Wilma Wooten got word of the “football field graduation ceremony”, she immediately called for a cease and desist order. This pushed the school administration and staff to make a last-minute decision of pulling off a drive-by ceremony. 

CBS8 said Coronado’s School District Superintendent, Karl Muller, was present during the event, but chose not to give a comment on-camera. 

Parents and their children who attended the drive-by were grateful for the celebratory event.

What do you think about the ‘drive-by’ graduation event?

CORONADO’S “DRIVE-BY” IS BETTER THAN A ZOOM GRADUATION

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