New Brighton To Honor Class Of 2020 With Graduation “Cruise” On June 3

With the pandemic providing uncertainty to most aspects of life, many high school graduates were left wondering if there was to be any closure to their grade school careers.

Well for the New Brighton Class of 2020, such a finale is going to happen.

The New Brighton Area School District, in conjunction with Beaver County Radio, will be hosting an outdoor graduation “cruise” in the high school main parking lot beginning at 6:00pm on June 3. The ceremony, while somewhat unorthodox and unprecedented, looks to stay true to the traditional format of awarding these young men and women their diplomas.

New Brighton Superintendent Dr. Joe Guarino & HS Principal Ryan Yates joined Matt Drzik on A.M. Beaver County to preview the festivities, which will be broadcast on Beaver County Radio at 6:00pm, on the dial, app, and at The ceremony will also be streamed live on the Beaver County Radio Facebook page.

Dr. Guarino and Prinicpal Yates also talked about the format of the proceedings, the emotions that the students and faculty have been feeling during the pandemic, the possibilities for the 2020-21 school year, and the parade celebration following the graduation ceremony on Wedensday.

To hear the full interview, click on the player below!