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Providence Country Day conducts drive-thru commencement

Event was simulcast on radio, online streams

Posted 6/15/20

EAST PROVIDENCE — Providence Country Day School held its 2020 commencement event on June 10, included among those to receive their diplomas a number of East Bay area seniors. Graduates drove up …

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Providence Country Day conducts drive-thru commencement

Event was simulcast on radio, online streams

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Providence Country Day School held its 2020 commencement event on June 10, included among those to receive their diplomas a number of East Bay area seniors. Graduates drove up to receive their diplomas one at a time while guests tuned in through FM radio and online video streams.

PCD commends the Class of 2020 and their completion of their high school careers amid a pandemic requiring social distancing, virtual learning, and the cancellation of sports seasons, senior projects, and proms.

Barrington — Devin Dembrow, Boston University, Award for Excellence in History and Award for Excellence in Physics; Erkan Gao, University of California, San Diego

Bristol — Paige Dauplaise, Washington College; Emerson Kopsack, Syracuse University, Judith A. Speyer Art Award and the Gerald B. Woodruff Progress Award

East Providence — Joshua DeMacedo, Dean College, Coaches Citation; Matthew Smith, Rhode Island College, Athletic Director Citation

Providence — Odelia Kabessa, Temple University, Coaches Citation

Riverside — Hope Laiter, Dean College, Suzanne Bailey Women's Athletic Award and the Kenneth R. Graboys Community Service Award

Rumford — Margaux Bedford, University of Rhode Island, Coaches Citation; Illiana Britto, University of Rhode Island, Charles S. Gwynne Award; Olivia Kelton, Assumption College, Charlotte T. Stratton Theater Award and the Faculty Citation

Seekonk — Elliott Trendell, Brown University, Athletic Director Citation, the Richard S. Stanzler Memorial Prize, and the Class of 1929 Gold Medal for Excellence

Tiverton — Gregory Demetrakas, Temple University, Award for Excellence in Spanish, the Athletic Director Citation, and the William R. Giunta Memorial Book Award

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