A BOLD parade for the class of 2020

BOLD seniors for 2020 graduated with a drive-up ceremony and parade through Olivia, Lake Lillian and Bird Island.

Though it probably wasn't the graduation they envisioned, the BOLD High School class of 2020 made the best of it, waving and smiling to community members along the graduation parade route in Olivia. Shelby Lindrud / West Central Tribune

OLIVIA โ€” Fifty-seven seniors from BOLD High School in Olivia graduated from high school Friday evening in a ceremony they'll probably never forget.

The ceremony included a drive-up presentation of each senior's diploma, followed by a parade through the communities of Olivia, Bird Island and Lake Lillian. The diploma ceremony was streamed live on Facebook while speeches by educators and students were broadcast on 100.1 FM Big Country radio station.

Led by police cars and fire trucks with lights and sirens blaring, the seniors were congratulated by family, friends and community members as they drove through the towns in, or on top of, festively-decorated vehicles.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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