EDINBURG – The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District held its 2020 graduation ceremonies for all of its high schools.
In a press release the district said it hosted the outdoor in-person event over a four-day period at Richard R. Flores Stadium. It had been nearly 30 years since Edinburg CISD held a commencement ceremony at the stadium.
“The coronavirus pandemic threw us all a curveball,” said ECISD Interim Superintendent Gilbert Garza Jr. as he addressed the graduates. “Sometimes in life that’s what happens. But it is what you do moving forward that will determine your future.”
The release said approximately 2,500 graduates combined walked the stage at the stadium to receive their diplomas in front of their families and friends.
The graduates and their two guests had to follow several health protocols and social distancing guidelines as recommended by local, state and national health officials.
All of the seniors wore masks and sat 6 feet apart on the football field while their guests, who also sported masks and practiced social distancing, watched from the bleachers, said the release.