Savannah celebrates local high school seniors with parade


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Seniors across the country might not be able to walk across the stage for graduation but some local graduates can drive down the street to celebrate their high school achievements.

This week, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) is holding “Curbside Celebrations” for seniors. It’s a chance for students to get their caps, gowns, special awards, and graduation regalia — with a well-deserved celebration along the way.

As early as Sunday, families started decorating for school parades, making signs with pictures of their graduates and decorating cars.

Seniors say they are glad they have the chance to be recognized and are excited about college endeavors.

“I love this idea of having a parade and just hanging up signs because its like we get that. We’ll just do it while social distancing,” said Jalyn Mikel.

“I’m mostly excited to just go out on my own and see different parts of the country so that’ll be cool,” said Celine Shaw.

Additional celebrations will be held through Wednesday.

SCCPSS also announced the schedule for virtual ceremonies, which will be held live on YouTube and Comcast Channel 195:

Wednesday, May 13

  • Jenkins High School at 10 a.m.
  • Groves High School at 11:30 a.m.
  • Beach High School at 1 p.m.
  • Savannah Early College at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 14

  • New Hampstead High School at 10 a.m.
  • Savannah High School at 12 p.m.
  • Johnson High School at 1:30 p.m.
  • Islands High School at 3 p.m.

Friday, May 15

  • Savannah Arts Academy at 10 a.m.
  • Woodville-Tompkins High School at 11:30 a.m.
  • Windsor Forest High School at 1 p.m.

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