This weekend, the Hamilton High School class of 2020 graduated. It started with a Drive In Parade Saturday morning at the HHS parking lot, where families and the public drove past the graduating seniors from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Even the fire trucks got involved. (see photos below)

Then, Sunday, May 31, at 3:30 p.m. the Senior Class walked onto the field of the Hamilton High School Athletic Complex with family members watching from the grandstands and the parking lot - with everyone social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal Ryan Wells addressed the students, saying, "I challenge you to live with a positive growth mindset, and understand that through adversity and challenges, we often are exposed to what we are capable of, and it is paramount that you understand perseverance is an incredible key to success." In pre-recorded speeches played back on the Athletic Complex "Big Screen," Class President Holly Mahon, valedictorians and salutatorians Landon Duce, Tristan Hanson, Maxwell Johnson, Emma Lilienthal, Cady Rollins, McKenna Smith, Quoia Anderson, Nicholas Draper, Madeline Pysher and Carson Rostad spoke to their classmates. Also, a recorded Zoom song "See You Again" from the Concert Choir was shown on the screen. Diplomas were presented to the 104 graduates. (Photos below) Students are receiving over $3 million in scholarships and Awards. In fact, over half of the 2020 class graduated with honors. The class motto comes from JRR Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins - "I think I am quite ready for another adventure."

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HHS Drive-in Parade. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)
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HHS drive in parade Saturday. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)
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Graduates arriving at athletic complex. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)
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HHS Principal Ryan Wells at the podium. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)
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Socially distanced families in grandstands. (KLYQ, Townsquare Media)
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Flipping the tassels. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)

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