(BEDFORD) – 355 yard signs, furnished by Mikel’s Signs, have been placed on the courthouse lawn to recognize the Bedford North Lawrence High School graduating Class of 2020.
Due to the unprecedented year dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, things have not been normal for the 2020 graduating class.
“I am proud of our class getting through it; everything hit all at once. It was kind of scary, but our class was resilient and we made to the end,” said Abigayle Armbrister.
Armbrister will be heading to Texas A&M University to study nursing. She was among several of the senior high school students trying to find their sign Tuesday afternoon.
“We want to wish our son great success and luck following this unprecedented year,” said Dave Bunch who’s son Cale will graduate this year. He will be playing football either for Indiana University or St. Francis University.
A group of seniors; Garrett Spinks, Jacob Kinser, and Skylar Bates; were also among those looking for their signs and those of their classmates. They described what they plan to do after graduating.
Garrett Spinks is joining the Navy. He reports for his physical next week. Jacob Kinser will join the workforce. He has been hired to lay fiber optics for RMSCI. Skylar Bates might be playing football or diving at Manchester College.
“This year we did not get to pull any senior pranks; we just didn’t have time to pull any off. And we missed signing yearbooks. Hopefully, the night of graduation will we get them signed by our friends and classmates,” said Garrett Spinks.
The Bedford North Lawrence Graduation will be held on July 10 at 7 p.m. at Bedford North Lawrence High School.
The signs have were paid for by Super Clean Car Wash, United Way of South Central Indiana, and other private donors.
The signs will be given to the graduating seniors after they are removed from the courthouse lawn.