BUCKLAND — While it might be traditional for a speaker to thank everyone who attends a graduation ceremony, in a socially distant commencement on Sunday, Mohawk Trail Regional School Salutatorian Zane Kitchen Lipski thanked those who had stayed home.
“Ask not what your country can do for you,” Kitchen Lipski said, citing former President John F. Kennedy’s maxim. “Ask what you can do for your country.”
Like other graduations this year, Mohawk Trail Regional School’s ceremony had to be re-thought to conform with the social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was held outside on the school’s front lawn.
Throughout the day, groups of no more than five students at a time arrived in 30-minute blocks to receive their diplomas and awards. Instead of having a large audience, Falls Cable workers filmed the whole event, later to be edited into a single video graduation.