Honoring the Class of 2020

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Capitol Connection, Featured
Proud Castle High graduates Trinity Fulford (left) and Kaile Au-Kanoa.

Proud Castle High graduates Trinity Fulford (left) and Kaile Au-Kanoa.

Windward Community College grad Pu’ukani Cambra,, dressed for success.

Windward Community College grad Pu’ukani Cambra, dressed for success.

Whether it was a virtual ceremony, a caravan of cars or a series of YouTube videos, nothing seemed to dampen the spirits of the Class of 2020 and their families – not even a pandemic. Schools and colleges across the state found creative ways to celebrate their students’ accomplishments. Castle High graduate Kaile Au-Kanoa summed up the determination of many students in the face of COVID-19 when she said, “Push through and keep going!” Kaile has a full scholarship to Windward Community College.

Speaking of WCC, the college had its own commencement with a short video ceremony (shown drive-in theater style), followed by a caravan of cars circling the campus as WCC officials, faculty and staff, legislators and other community leaders waved and cheered along the route.

UH Mānoa students produced a virtual spring commencement that combined Minecraft with video messages.

UH Mānoa students produced a virtual spring commencement that combined Minecraft with video messages.

At UH Mānoa, students produced their own Minecraft version of spring commencement, complete with campus speakers, video messages, and avatars in caps and gowns.

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