Myrtle Beach High School seniors pick-up caps, gowns in drive-thru fashion

Updated: May. 5, 2020 at 10:02 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Seniors at Myrtle Beach High School are headed back to campus Tuesday, but not for class.

School leaders allowed the Class of 2020 to pick up their senior supplies, which included their caps and gowns.

“It was just great to see the kids," said Myrtle Beach High School Principal Zach McQuigg. "It’s been a month and a half since we’ve gotten to see them.”

McQuigg and some of his faculty got to see the seniors they’ve been missing while handing out caps and gowns.

It’s something that would normally be done during lunch at school, but in a year plagued by Coronavirus, it had to be done in drive-thru fashion in the bus loop.

“We know how special this time is,” said McQuigg. “The spring is filled with senior trip, prom, all kinds of special events for them. I don’t think getting a cap and gown is going to erase all of that, but hopefully, it’s something to get them excited about closing this chapter and moving on to the next.”

McQuigg said the school board had a meeting Monday night to discuss graduation plans, and they hope to announce something next week.

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In the meantime, the seniors don’t know when, where, or in what setting they will be wearing the caps and gowns they just picked up.

“I definitely would want a graduation, but that’s the least of my worries right now, and whatever happens, I guess it’s for the best," said senior Doron Shitrit.

“I’ve been wanting to wear that to take pictures and all that," said senior Eddie Mack. "It’s cool. I’m just ready to walk, hopefully, if we can.”

Students have a few more weeks to finish up their classes, and then they’ll have to wait to hear what graduation is going to look like in this unusual year.

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