Last week, North Bergen High School seniors had their graduation ceremonies at Bruins Stadium in James J. Braddock Park, complete with social distancing in place and in several groups by alphabet.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14, it will be the 8th graders turn to receive their diplomas, as the district’s seven elementary schools hold their respective ceremonies.
The schedule for the ceremonies is as follows:
9:00 AM – Horace Mann School
11:00 AM – Lincoln & Franklin Schools
1:00 PM Robert Fulton School
3:00 PM Kennedy and McKinley Schools and Robert Fulton Annex
This unique ceremony mirrors the North Bergen High School graduation, by having each student walk in and sit with their parents and be at least 6 feet away from their fellow classmates and their families. All attendees will be mandated to wear facial masks.
“This was an extremely difficult school year for our students, especially our seniors and 8th graders,” said North Bergen Schools Superintendent Dr. George Solter. “Our students had had to adapt very quickly to a completely new learning environment and overall I’m extremely proud of how well they handled this very unique situation. The ceremonies allow our students to regain a sense of normalcy during very abnormal times. I commend them all for their perseverance and hard work and wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.”
“I thought it was crucial to hold an in-person ceremony for our graduating classes,” said North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco. “Our children deserved a proper recognition for excelling during very difficult circumstances and what better way to celebrate than with their classmates and parents in person. I congratulate each and everyone of them for a truly remarkable job.”
Congratulations go out to all of the 2020 graduates from the Township of North Bergen.
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