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Forsyth County high school seniors get their caps and gowns drive-thru style
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Forsyth Central High School principal Mitch Young greets a seniors in the school's drive-thru service to get their cap and gown on Thursday, May 14, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren

Wearing masks and gloves, Forsyth Central High School staff, led by principal Mitch Young, distributed caps and gowns to graduating seniors on Thursday, May 14. 

Any other year, the Forsyth County Schools district and seniors would be anticipating graduation ceremonies next week.

Instead, those will take place on July 30 and July 31, at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, after the spread of the novel coronavirus led Gov. Brian Kemp to close schools for the remainder of the school year.

In addition, the school district is hosting a virtual graduation on May 26 for students who cannot attend the in-person ceremonies.

For students and staff, Thursday was the first time seeing each other in person since mid-March.

“They light up seeing their teachers,” Young said, “and I think the teachers are lighting up even more.”

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Forsyth Central High School staff distributed caps and gowns to seniors in drive-thru fashion on Thursday, May 14, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren
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A Forsyth Central High School senior goes through the school's drive-thru service to get their cap and gown on Thursday, May 14, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren
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Forsyth Central High School seniors go through the school's drive-thru service to get their cap and gown on Thursday, May 14, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren
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Forsyth Central High School staff distributed caps and gowns to seniors in drive-thru fashion on Thursday, May 14, 2020. - photo by Ben Hendren

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