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60 Minutes features Clover High School graduation

By June 17, 2020No Comments

Clover High School seniors enjoyed an unprecedented graduation ceremony this year, one that garnered national attention.

On June 4th, the Clover School District hosted seniors and their families at Hound’s Drive-In movie theater in Kings Mountain, NC for a very special ceremony.

Principal of Clover High, Rod Ruth, described the ceremony as a way for “a traditional graduation to take place in a nontraditional way,” adding, “We want to see [seniors] make that final walk as Blue Eagles.”

Clover High School 2020 Hounds DriveIn

The nature and setting of a drive-in movie theater allowed participants to maintain safe social distancing measures.

Video messages were displayed on the screen, and one by one seniors were called from their cars to walk across the stage and accept their diplomas.

National news network CBS included the graduation ceremony in a segment on the popular 60 Minutes program.  The segment which focused on college re-openings also highlighted the unique ways schools across the country are adapting to COVID-19 related concerns.

To watch the 60 Minutes segment and for a full transcript visit:

Congratulations to the 2020 Clover High School seniors and graduating class!