On Friday, June 5, 12 buses departed from the parking lot of the Springfield High School, loaded with administrators, teachers, diplomas, facemasks, and a gift for each senior to commemorate their unforgettable senior year.
With the guidelines just being lifted Friday morning by Governor Wolf, it was decided that the Springfield School District administrative team, principals, and staff would hand-deliver the diplomas to the 324 graduates.
At each graduates home, the teachers/staff members met the graduate and their family. The administrator presented the graduate with their diploma and a gift bag from their class officers. The gift bag contained a replica of the Springfield High School, as well as a cooler bag.
The streets of Morton and Springfield were filled with family, friends, and neighbors as the parade of cars visited each graduates home.
Principal Mr. Joseph A. Hepp says, "To the Class of 2020. None of us could have imagined, expected, or anticipated the way this year ended. So many hopes, aspirations, expectations, and memories have been cut short. But, your unwavering spirit and determination carried you to the end, and you finished strong. Don't allow the events of the last 50+ days to overshadow your amazing accomplishments nor set the tone for what lies ahead. You will do great things and impact the world in ways you cannot even yet imagine. Congratulations, and we wish you the best in all things."
Congratulations to the Valedictorian Aidan Gallagher, Salutatorian Ahlam Houssein, and the entire Class of 2020.
The mission statement of the Springfield School District states: Standing as a cornerstone of the Springfield and Morton communities, we are committed to excellence in all dimensions of student life. Through dynamic, diverse, and innovative programs, we empower our students to achieve their individual potential and inspire them to become ethical and contributing citizens.