Okoboji High School graduation 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020
Photos by Seth Boyes

Strong winds prematurely turned tassels and occasionally flung mortar boards from graduates' heads as the Okoboji class of 2020 prepared for their graduation ceremony in Preservation Plaza near Arnolds Park Amusement Park. The spring semester was marked by an abrupt switch to optional, online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many spring events were cancelled, but local districts held off on cancelling graduations, and Okoboji Schools chose to hold graduation lakeside on Preservation Plaza's performance stage to allow ample spacing for families and friends on the nearby green space.