Yorkville High School class of 2020 graduates
A cacophony of honking horns filled the air outside of Yorkville High School Saturday afternoon, as the class of 2020 matriculated in a "drive-in" style ceremony.
The unorthodox ceremony was held in the field next to the school, instead of at Northern Illinois University, due to concerns over the continuing spread and affects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Students sat in the passenger seats of cars filled with family and friends, and watched speeches from salutatorian Kaylee Kosulic, valedictorian Evan Naumann, and class speaker and teacher Dan Cornwall, who retired from YHS at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Slightly different from ceremonies in years past, when it came time to receive their diplomas, students lined up on either side of the stage - but this year in white masks with the YHS fox emblazoned in the corner and several feet apart from each other.
And this year, once the caps were tossed, students didn't have to make their way through a sea of families to find theirs. They just had to walk back to their cars, where their families were waiting to congratulate and embrace them.