In a year where normalcy was fleeting and events were frequently cancelled, it was important for the Wheatland School District to find ways to celebrate their 8th graduates. The Wheatland graduation committee, consisting of Joe Vrchota, Megan Zirbel, and Kandi Horton put together a great plan to do just that. In order to keep all students and staff safe during the COVID quarantine, Wheatland staff members brought graduation to the students.
On Thursday May 28th and Friday May 29th, 4 buses equipped with green screens went out to take pictures of the graduates and deliver a yard sign, a diploma, class awards and a gift. Wheatland staff wanted students to have their families around them as they reflected on their accomplishments. Some of the families decorated their homes and front porches to celebrate the culmination of their child’s journey through Wheatland. These pictures were made into a graduation video so students could have a memento of their time at Wheatland. The link to this virtual graduation is included below: