Whitefield Academy held its class of 2020 graduation ceremony July 25 on its campus. Originally scheduled for May, the event was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the school followed recommended health and safety guidelines, including social distancing. “We are thrilled to finally be able to offer the class of 2020 a commencement ceremony in their honor,” Head of School Kevin Bracher said in a news release. “With a posture of ‘others ahead of self,’ we all worked together to maintain a safe environment to send our students off to college healthy and to keep this event safe for all in attendance.” The keynote speaker was Rick Rigsby, president and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications in Prosper, Texas. The former award‐winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school and two decades as a college professor and work as an author. His book “Lessons from a Third-Grade Dropout” is a best-seller. This year’s graduating class was accepted to 107 different colleges in 27 states and has been awarded 130 scholarships totaling $7.2 million (not including the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships).

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