BURNS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) "March 15 was the Sunday that our senior skip day officially began and never ended. Although we will never be able to get back those times, I know that we will still walk away with all of those memories."
As salutatorian Harkiran Kaur gave her address to her fellow classmates, she reflected on the memories made from the past four years of their lives.
Students from Burns High School were able to walk across the stage, and see friends they haven't seen since schools were closed on March 15. Seats were placed six feet apart for the students.
Families were also encouraged to sit six feet apart in the stands. The football field was painted with boundaries for families also to sit in, maintaining their social distancing from others. Parents and friends brought lawn chairs, and many were sitting outside the perimeter of the football field.
Saturday was the first time in the school's history where not only they were graduating a class that had finished their school year on virtual learning, but was the first class to graduate more than 45 students. It was also the first time BHS has held an outdoor graduation.
Superintendent of LCSD #2, Jon Abrams, spoke at the graduation, and sent off the seniors with a pair of Chuck Taylors and a framed plaque with a famous quote from Mother Teresa.
"Give your best," Abrams started. "Give your best you have and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway."