Grad ceremony for the ages


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Buckeye Valley High School decided to hold a drive-thru graduation ceremony to honor the 2020 senior class. The 57th annual BVHS Commencement took place virtually Saturday and was broadcast on YouTube.

Photos by Joshua Keeran | The Gazette

With her diploma in hand, Buckeye Valley senior Mackenzie Furches shares an elbow bump with Principal Jim Albanese.

Senior Logan Adkins walks past a balloon display featuring Buckeye Valley’s school colors moments before receiving his diploma.

Buckeye Valley High School Principal Jim Albanese presents Leah Boyce with her diploma while Superintendent Andy Miller waits to hand her the class flower during Friday’s drive-thru graduation ceremony held as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Lauren Burke makes her way down the sidewalk at Buckeye Valley High School Friday, moments before receiving her diploma.

After receiving her diploma Friday, Buckeye Valley senior Donatella DiRocco shares a moment with Superintendent Andy Miller, who presented each senior with the class flower during the drive-thru graduation ceremony.

Senior Demetrius Bradley waits for the all clear at the book collection station. Students were asked to return all textbooks and library books during Friday’s drive-thru graduation ceremony.

Senior Charles Daily makes his way toward the final and most important stop of all during Friday’s ceremony — the diploma station.

Senior Andrew Anthony returns several books during Friday’s drive-thru graduation ceremony.

Senior Sydney Alexander arrived at Friday’s drive-thru graduation ceremony in a Cadillac Escalade stretch limo.

Buckeye Valley senior Miriam Church poses for a photo before dropping off her books Friday.