Seniors tune into Convocation ceremony virtually

In the past, convocation was a day where one would see seniors wandering the halls wearing white and blue caps and gowns before they would head off to the ceremony. Like many other things in 2020, senior convocation day was a very different experience this year. Convocation was held virtually through a YouTube link where seniors and their families could stream the prerecorded video safely from their homes.

   School administrator Hope Parham was in charge of coordinating and organizing the event this year. She felt that having convocation was necessary, especially during these uncertain times.

It is very important that Convocation takes place, as it represents one of the many traditions of Deep Run. Our seniors and their families have worked hard to get to this point in their academic careers,” Parham said.

   The ceremony recognized all of the seniors and their accomplishments at Deep Run. The video featured many people such as SCA representatives, the music department, the PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization), school counselors, and the schools’ administration.

   SCA Senior Class President, Jackson VanHorn was one of the main speakers of the event.

   “I wasn’t surprised we still had convocation, as it’s one of those rites of passage for seniors, and it’s important to keep some normalcy in our senior year when so much else has changed,” Vanhorn said.

   Many seniors and their families tuned into the live streamed video on Oct. 29 at 10 am.