The DC Senior Drive-Through

The DC Senior Drive-Through

The Dayton Christian School family honored the Class of 2020 on Sunday with the DC Senior Drive-Through. The event was DC’s answer to the problematic issue of determining how to celebrate high school graduates in a time of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a kind of reverse parade, members of the senior class decorated their cars with graduation themes and mementos of their time at DC and lined up in the campus parking lot while members of the DC family drove through the parade route and cheered on their seniors. 

Balloons, confetti, candy, silly string and cowbells – along with enthusiastic shouts of congratulations and encouragement – created a festive mood.  Most importantly, the Class off 2020 felt the love of and appreciation of the DC community. 

Traditionally, the senior class participates in a number of special events to celebrate their graduation: a senior trip, a parade in their caps and gowns through the school hallways after their awards chapel, as well as numerous ceremonies to highlight their achievements. The Class of 2020 was denied these activities due to quarantine, but Dayton Christian School was not about to let them graduate without an appropriate send off. 

The DC Senior Drive-Through took place on Sunday, May 24, the original date of commencement. A  graduation ceremony is currently being planned for Sunday, June 28.

The local news featured the event and you can find more coverage in the links below.

Senior Parade: Dayton Christian Graduates (WDTN – video clip)

Dayton Christian Holds Drive Through Senior Celebration in Miamisburg (WHIO – online story)

Dayton Christian Celebrates Seniors in Drive Through (Dayton 24/7- online story)