2020 Graduations

​Graduation looked different this year.

Instead of rows of graduating seniors and bleachers filled with proud friends and family, this year's celebrations were viewed through a computer screen and from the family car. Ceremonies were held during a time of uncertainty, isolation, and hardship the likes of which many in our community had never faced before.

And yet, though the COVID-19 Pandemic dramatically transformed the method of our celebrations, it did not prevent parents, families, teachers, staff, and administrators from coming together (virtually and socially distanced, of course) to honor the achievements of our students and salute the exciting times that lie ahead.​

Woman in mask holds sign reading "Proud of you Aztecs 2020"Patriot graduate and family pose for graduation photoGraduate in sunglasses poses with diploma

“Don't focus on what we lost," said Hanson Hong Vuong, Valedictorian for Patriot High School, adding, “focus on what we can win. On a future we can make better."

Each​​ of the four Virtual Graduations featured heartwarming messages from staff and graduating students; footage of our schools; and photos highlighting the senior class before and after the official commencement ceremony. Drive-Thru Graduations followed, giving graduates the opportunity to take photos in their caps and gowns as families, friends, and JUSD Staff cheered them on.

JVHS graduate shakes paw of dog while holding diplomaRHS graduate wearing a mask holds diploma; two others in masks stand behind herNVHS graduate poses with diploma

​Like Graduation, the future looks different than expected, but Jurupa Unified students learn without limits. The Class of 2020 is more than ready to face whatever comes next. 

“We can take this challenge and let it destroy our dreams, or we can take it as an opportunity. An opportunity to better ourselves and to look forward to what is to come," said Ariana Lemus, Salutatorian for Jurupa Valley High School, adding, “Because a life without challenges brings no change."

Below are the recordings of our Virtual Graduations and videos of the Drive-Thru Graduations.

Patriot High School

 
 


Jurupa Valley High School

 
 


Rubidoux High School

 
 


Nueva Vista High School & Jurupa Adult School

 
 
 


Summer Drive-Thru Graduation

 


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