BCCS celebrates Class of 2020 in drive-through graduation

Allie Murphy of Dorchester celebrated her graduation from Boston Collegiate Charter School on June 4. Murphy, who will attend St. Anselm College, was one of 60 members of the class of 2020 who participated in a “drive-through graduation” at the school’s Sydney Street campus. 13Photography photo

Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) hosted a “Drive-Through Graduation” on June 4 honoring the sixty members of the Class of 2020. BCSS arranged for a socially distant graduation ceremony, where students waited in their cars until their names were called, and then were presented with their diplomas. 

“It was very different than being all together, but it was so wonderful to see students come with their families and get to see the joy and pride on everyone’s faces,” said Shannah Varón, executive director of BCCS. “It was a moment of joy and uplift at a really, really hard time.”

Varón and High School Principal, Sarah Morland, hand-delivered diplomas to the homes of students who were unable to attend the “Drive-Through Graduation.”

All photos by 13Photography

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p1 BCCS Justyn Palmer-Mattier of Dorchester.jpgJustyn Palmer-Mattier of Dorchester will attend Westfield State University in the fall.

p5 BCCS Valedictorian Kilbert Baez-Arias of South Boston REP 26-20.jpgValedictorian Kilbert Baez-Arias of South Boston will be attending Harvard College in the fall on a full scholarship.

p5 BCCS Salutatorian Grace Tinlin of South Boston REP 26-20.jpgGrace Tinlin of South Boston is the Salutatorian and will be attending Northeastern University in the fall on a Boston Public Schools Scholarship. 

p5 BCCS Jelissa Perea of South Boston REP 26-20.jpgJelissa Perea of South Boston will attend Bridgewater State University in the fall.

p5 BCCS grads Lizbeth Marrero of Roxbury.jpgLizbeth Marrero of Roxbury will attend Bridgewater State University in the fall.