June 11, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted normal year-end school celebrations like graduations and proms—but that’s not stopping the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board from celebrating students.
Communities all over Hastings County and Prince Edward County will be even more colourful than normal for this time of year through the addition of lawn signs celebrating Grade 12 graduates—the Class of 2020!
Almost 1,200 signs are being distributed this week to all Grade 12 graduates of seven public secondary schools, from north to south and east to west:
- Bayside Secondary School
- Centennial Secondary School
- Centre Hastings Secondary School
- Eastside Secondary School
- North Hastings High School
- Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
- Trenton High School
“It’s the perfect time to celebrate the graduating class of 2020. This year will be remembered by many of us as the year of the pandemic. More importantly, I believe we need to celebrate our students, their perseverance and accomplishments in spite of it—and the lawn signs are a unique way to do that. We hope students and their families place them in prominent locations for themselves, their families and their communities to celebrate with them,” said Sean Monteith, Director of Education.
Watch the video  by Sean Monteith, Director of Education congratulating the Class of 2020.
Kerry Donnell, Communications & Public Relations Manager, [email protected], 613.966.1170, extension 62354