Video: Curbside Pickup: Diplomas at Morristown High School

Christian Lopez celebrates at Drive-Through Diplomas, Morristown High, June 27, 2020. Photo by Kevin Coughlin


The Morristown High School Class of 2020 goes forth well prepared to think outside of the box.

Last Wednesday, these 462 kids graduated online.

On Saturday, they fetched their diplomas in a drive-through procession, cheered by masked teachers they have not seen in-person for three months. The pandemic also stole a prom, a play, and spring sports…but it could not break the school’s spirit.

Everyone pitched in to make the drive-through a festive farewell. (Well, almost. The last hurrah actually comes on July 8 and 9, with outdoor ceremonies.)

The occasion included an all-time great tribute to a teacher. As graduate Christian Lopez was being driven away with his diploma, he leaned out of the passenger window and shouted to his English teacher:

“Because of you, I know Shakespeare!”

Take  a look:

Video: Drive-Through Diplomas in Morristown


Slideshow photos by Kevin Coughlin.

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  1. As the parent of a graduation senior, in want to thank you, Kevin, for covering graduation events for the class 2020. The article about the virtual graduation included all the highlights and the drive through was a special way for the kids to celebrate and see their teachers.
    We have enjoyed sharing these articles
    with friends and family!