Class of 2020 Graduation

Graduation Parade 7/29/2020
Posted on 07/11/2020

Dear Class of 2020:

When COVID19 forced school closures this spring, the Dawson County School System and the administration of Dawson County High School made a decision to postpone our graduation ceremony until July in hopes of being able to hold a traditional ceremony. Unfortunately, due to the recent spike in reported COVID cases, we have had to once again revisit our plan to celebrate the accomplishments of this special group of students.

Based on current guidance from the Department of Public Health, we will not be able to hold a traditional graduation gathering this month. This was not the news we had hoped to share, and the decision to make a change was not an easy one. It is our firm belief that our seniors deserve to be recognized and celebrated, and yet we have to keep the health and safety of our entire community at the forefront of our decision-making.

Even with the constantly changing state that we are currently living in, we plan to honor our commitment to celebrating the class of 2020. We have been working hard behind the scenes, and we are excited to announce that we will hold a drive-through graduation parade on our originally rescheduled date of Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 6:00. Each senior will be allowed to bring two cars through a parade route that will begin at Dawson County Junior High and will culminate with the presentation of his/her diploma at the Dawson County High School Performing Arts Center. We encourage all students to decorate their cars (please get as creative and festive as you’d like). We want to make this a celebration worthy of these amazing young adults!

We are also encouraging members of our community to come out and cheer on the class of 2020! Perimeter Road and Allen Street will be closed for the parade, but community members may line the parade route to help recognize the seniors. Feel free to bring signs, noisemakers, etc. Robinson Elementary will be available for parking. We do encourage everyone to practice social distancing during the parade to ensure your safety. 

More details will be announced and sent to the members of the class of 2020 in the coming days, but please mark your calendars! Please know that we wish we were able to host a traditional graduation ceremony for you, but we are working very hard to plan an event that will give you the recognition that you deserve for reaching this important milestone. We can’t wait to see you all on July 29th!


Mrs. Michael Negley and Mr. Brody Hughes