PHOTOS: Canyon High School seniors celebrate graduation

High School Seniors were honored at the CHS graduation on June 3, 2020, in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
High School Seniors were honored at the CHS graduation on June 3, 2020, in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

High School Seniors were honored at the CHS graduation on June 3, 2020, in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

On Wednesday, June 3, Canyon High School celebrated the graduating class of 2020 at an in-person graduation ceremony at Cougar Stadium in New Braunfels.



Gov. Greg Abbott previously announced on May 5 that Texas school districts would be allowed to host in-person celebrations beginning June 1.



Schools had previously been closed since March 16 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.




In accordance with safety guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency, each graduate was limited to five guest tickets to allow attendees to maintain social distance.



Guests were asked to maintain six feet of distance between groups and hand sanitizer dispensers were available throughout the stadium. Face masks were not required to be worn by guests, graduates or administration.



Canyon High School’s graduating class of 2020 numbered 559, all of whom completed their final semester virtually because of school closures.



“This year in particular has given us more obstacles to conquer than ever before,” said CHS Salutatorian Sarah Hunter Vestal in her graduation speech. “No one could have predicted the way our senior year ended.”



The graduations were also streamed live on the school’s YouTube channel and a virtual graduation was aired on May 30 for all Comal ISD schools.



“This next chapter of life is going to have its ups and downs,” said CHS Valedictorian Trinity Williford in her commencement speech. “Life will be tough, but so beautiful.”
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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