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IN PHOTOS: P.E.I. high school students celebrate 2020 graduation at drive-in

Colonel Gray High School graduate Ken Sillars receives a hug from mom Amy Handrahan at the 2020 graduation ceremony at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday.
Colonel Gray High School graduate Ken Sillars receives a hug from mom Amy Handrahan at the 2020 graduation ceremony at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
BRACKLEY, P.E.I. —

Around 270 students from the graduating class at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown attended a unique graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 23. 

Restrictions around indoor gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic forced the grads to gather outside at the Brackley Drive-In to celebrate the end of their secondary school careers.

The Guardian's Nathan Rochford was there to capture some of the many moments from the end of a strange school year. 


Back row: Jesse Robertson, Fiona Clancey, Isaac Hendrickson and Ian Kerr share a laugh while hanging out before the graduation ceremonies at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
Back row: Jesse Robertson, Fiona Clancey, Isaac Hendrickson and Ian Kerr share a laugh while hanging out before the graduation ceremonies at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


A car decorated for graduation is seen parked in front of the drive-in screen on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
A car decorated for graduation is seen parked in front of the drive-in screen on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


Kiera Lannigan puts on her graduation gown at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
Kiera Lannigan puts on her graduation gown at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


Sophie Mayne, Jamie Jenkins, Claudia McCardle and Emily Gallant laugh while sitting in the back of a truck before graduation ceremonies began on Tuesday. The four were there to watch the graduation with their families. - Nathan Rochford
Sophie Mayne, Jamie Jenkins, Claudia McCardle and Emily Gallant laugh while sitting in the back of a truck before graduation ceremonies began on Tuesday. The four were there to watch the graduation with their families. - Nathan Rochford

 


Friends chat while waiting for graduation ceremonies to begin on Tuesday. Many people set up blankets and lawn chairs and watched the ceremonies next to their vehicles. - Nathan Rochford
Friends chat while waiting for graduation ceremonies to begin on Tuesday. Many people set up blankets and lawn chairs and watched the ceremonies next to their vehicles. - Nathan Rochford

 


Caroline MacDonald gives Sara Rixon a piggyback while chatting with friends Patrick Ngo and Karreem Mullings before graduation ceremonies began on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
Caroline MacDonald gives Sara Rixon a piggyback while chatting with friends Patrick Ngo and Karreem Mullings before graduation ceremonies began on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


Craig Clark (DJ Hype) works inside projection room at the Brackley Drive-In during the 2020 graduation for Colonel Gray High School on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
Craig Clark (DJ Hype) works inside projection room at the Brackley Drive-In during the 2020 graduation for Colonel Gray High School on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


Steve, Jodi and Bella Swyer decorate their family truck while waiting for graduation ceremonies to begin on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
Steve, Jodi and Bella Swyer decorate their family truck while waiting for graduation ceremonies to begin on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


The family vehicle of graduate Arjun Kundu is decorated with a 'congratulations' banner at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
The family vehicle of graduate Arjun Kundu is decorated with a 'congratulations' banner at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


Nicole Harrison watches the graduation action from her family's truck. - Nathan Rochford
Nicole Harrison watches the graduation action from her family's truck. - Nathan Rochford

 


Teacher Lon Bechervaise takes a moment to remove his mascot head and chat with Colonel Gray graduates before ceremonies began Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
Teacher Lon Bechervaise takes a moment to remove his mascot head and chat with Colonel Gray graduates before ceremonies began Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


Nora Tran laughs while chatting with friends before graduation ceremonies begin Tuesday at the Brackley Drive-In. - Nathan Rochford
Nora Tran laughs while chatting with friends before graduation ceremonies begin Tuesday at the Brackley Drive-In. - Nathan Rochford

 


People gather around their vehicles in the late afternoon sun waiting for the Colonel Gray High School graduation ceremonies to begin at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford
People gather around their vehicles in the late afternoon sun waiting for the Colonel Gray High School graduation ceremonies to begin at the Brackley Drive-In on Tuesday. - Nathan Rochford

 


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