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story.lead_photo.caption Class president Keegan Borts leads his class in switching their tassels over from right to left, indicating the end of high school and the beginning of their future. Photo by Paula Tredway / California Democrat.

Jamestown High School's graduates concluded their senior year with a graduation ceremony on Sunday.

As the ceremony began, the graduates marched in the gym as friends and family rose to honor the seniors. Once seated, superintendent Gretchan Guitard welcomed guests and wished the seniors the best in their future endeavours.

"We were very pleased to be able to have graduation in-person, and are proud of the class of 2020," Guitard said.

Principal Jacob Watson then announced this year's salutatorian, Clark Rorhbach, and valedictorian, William Lieser.

"The graduation service was unique and special," Rohrbach said. "It would have been nice to have more family and friends there, but at the end of the day, the only people that need to be there is the class that I graduated with and, of course, our diplomas."

When the time came, all graduates rose, walked the stage and received their diplomas together from Board of Education president Shannen Imsland.

Graduates then presented flowers to their parents while "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins played.

"We were very fortunate to have an in-person graduation," said Clark's mother, Sara Rohrbach. "Our administration and class sponsors put together a very nice ceremony for the Jamestown class of 2020. It was a great send off. Life is quite a marathon, but our school community did the best job it could to prepare them for the challenges ahead."

To make things even more emotional, a video was shared with everyone showcasing the graduates throughout the years, along with many senior memories.

Before the ceremony ended, class president Keegan Borts addressed his fellow graduates with a speech talking about how they've come so far and how bright their futures will be. He then led his class in switching over their tassels, indicating they have finally graduated.

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