Editor’s note: This story was revised and updated on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:20 p.m. to clarify that the parade is only open to graduates and their guests who have passes.
The Cuyahoga Falls High School Class of 2020 will star in its own sort of show at Blossom Music Center for graduation.
On May 19, instead of a traditional commencement, the senior class will obey social distancing during the pandemic with what the school is calling a "Honk Out" parade of vehicles through Blossom.
The school’s radio station, 96.1 WCFI-FM, will broadcast a playlist from the Class of 2020 requests during the parade.
Graduates and guests are asked to stay in their vehicles at all times. School officials said graduates, who are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, can drive in the parade themselves if they have a license or they can be chauffeured by family members.
Attendance at the parade is limited to graduates and their guests who have passes that seniors will receive when they pick up their caps and gowns.
Following the parade, the school will hold a virtual commencement on its YouTube page at 7 p.m. A countdown to the program will begin at 6:30. The airing of the ceremony will be followed by a senior video.
Leading up to the festivities, the high school senior executive committee has launched a gift drive.
"This time of year usually marks excitement and enthusiasm for our graduating seniors, who look forward to participating in the Senior Picnic, All Night Party, and other events," the committee wrote on its myregistry.com page.
With that not possible during the pandemic, the committee said it brainstormed and launched the gift drive instead. The committee plans to raffle off the gifts people buy, hoping every senior receives a gift.
The registry — at https://www.myregistry.com/wishlist/cuyahoga-falls-high-school-2020-seniors-cuyahoga-falls-oh/2374694?p=43950.6071621528 — includes everything from laptops and Apple watches to prepaid phone cards and Chipotle gift cards.