Congratulations, Class of 2020!

At long last, members of the Osmond High School Class of 2020 reached that special moment in time — the day they were able to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.

Earlier this year, some feared that, because of CO-VID-19, this day would not come, that they would not be able to celebrate this milestone together.

But members of the class said at the beginning of the pandemic that they would like to have a ceremony, even if they had to wait, and with the country and the state now opening up and loosening restrictions, that day finally came!

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, the graduates with the Osmond High School Class of 2020 stood together to celebrate the culmination of their years of study at OHS.

A special section containing graduation features is included in this week’s Republican. Besides a biography of each member of the Class of ’20, there are items about scholarship winners and other information.

The section is supported by businesses of the community and a congratulatory message from them is included.

Reprints of the addresses given by the six top students at commencement ceremonies are also printed in the graduation section.

Kennedy Johnson, valedictorian of the Class of 2020, said “We were born during 9/11 and now we end our childhood in a national pandemic. We closed our final year at OHS without a spring sports season, award ceremony, senior skip day, or any of the typical events most seniors look forward to.

“Losing the last third of our senior year to a virus was not what we had planned, but it’s definitely an experience that will affect our lives forever and a memory that we will never, ever forget,” Kennedy said

The rest of her speech is included in the graduation section.

The Osmond Republican congratulates the 2020 Osmond High School graduates.

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