Community members, first responders honor Elyria High School seniors with car parade

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ELYRIA, Ohio (WJW) — Local law enforcement agencies, first responders and community members held a car parade Wednesday evening to honor Elyria High School’s graduating seniors.

Parents coordinated with the school, city and Lorain County Community College to organize the parade.

Members of Elyria’s police and fire departments, as well as high school staff, LCCC staff, community members and military personnel were present to show their support for the Class of 2020.

The parade began at 6 p.m. and was held in the LCCC parking lots.

Seniors parked their decorated cars and sat either on them or near them, while social distancing. Friends, family and community members then drove through the college campus on the parade route to wave at and cheer on the senior class.

“This is a chance to see the entire class together in a safe, socially distant way. We thank our senior parent organizers, especially Samantha Thomas and Stacey Goodspeed, and the Lorain County Community College, for organizing this amazing event!” Elyria City Schools said on social media.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Class of 2020 hasn’t been able to enjoy the traditional graduation festivities.

However, many communities have found ways to honor their graduates while social distancing.

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Many more communities are planning these car parades and we will be there for those, as well.

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More on the Class of 2020, here.

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