Local neighborhood association holds socially-distanced ceremony for high school graduates

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With high schools and colleges postponing or canceling commencement activities, that’s meant local students waiting for their chance to walk across the stage. But Hunters Crossing Neighborhood Association in Bowling Green saw to it their high school graduates had a chance to be recognized.

Nineteen students from three local schools walked across a grassy stage and received a makeshift diploma as their names were called Saturday afternoon. Organizers of the event worked with local schools and parents to make sure no graduate was left out.

Class of 2020 graduate Jacob Pedigo said at first he was disappointed finding out he wouldn’t be taking part in a commencement ceremony at his school but he’s happy about the neighborhood graduation ceremony.

This isn’t the first neighborhood celebration prompted by COVID-19 closures. Hunters Crossing Neighborhood Association president Paul Blick helped organize a socially-distanced Easter parade earlier this spring.