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Class of 2020 first to graduate on Massie Field

 

July 14, 2020

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

The A.D. Johston High School class of 2020 sits on the track in front of the bandshell during its graduation ceremony on Friday as family and friends look on. The seniors were the first graduating class to have an outdoor ceremony, according to school officials.

By CHARITY SMITH

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BESSEMER - The A.D. Johnston High School class of 2020 may have lost out on many traditional senior rites of passage, but on Friday not only did they have a graduation ceremony, with all the pomp and circumstance allowed by COVID times, but became the first graduating class to have its ceremony outside on Massie Field.

"We are the first class to graduate on Massie Field, this right now is history," said one of the class valedictorians, Eliza Stone, in her senior farewell address.

Dan Niemi, superintendent of the Bessemer Area School District, said...



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