A Parking Lot Graduation to Remember for AE/MS Grads

By Kasey Schoch
Superintendent Mark McLean was shown up on the big screen giving a speech to the eighth grade graduates. Photo: Kasey Schoch

Andover Middle School eighth graders had a graduation like no other on June 11. Twelve weeks after remote learning began, they were honored with a drive-in style graduation, which some now hope will become an annual tradition for AE/MS. 

Cars gather in the AE/MS parking lot for the June 11 outdoor graduation ceremony. Photo: Kasey Schoch

Cars gathered in the AE/MS parking lot under a beautiful summer sunset. Staff wore T-shirts that displayed the names of all the graduates, as police, fire, and ambulance crews drove through to kick off the event. The giant movie screen displayed a video graduation containing speeches from Superintendent Mark McLean, Governor Chris Sununu, students, and staff. 

It was a night these graduates are sure to remember for years.