Drive-thru graduation held for student in Vanderbilt program

Posted at 9:46 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 23:32:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Since COVID-19 is keeping high school seniors from an in-person graduation, more than 20 Metro students celebrated in an exclusive graduation ceremony drive-thru style.

A total of 23 graduates were part of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt - a four-year researched-center learning experience with Vanderbilt on-campus faculty.

Students received a black and gold cord to wear for their respective high school graduations. One grad told NewsChannel 5 it was nice to have a defined ending during these disorganized times.

"It's the sentiment behind it that's the most important thing. We might not be able to hug everybody, and shake hands, but getting together and seeing people is what's most important," said one of the graduates.

Faculty and staff cheered on the graduates who drove by, wearing face masks and gloves on the sidewalks.