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GNBVT Holds In Person Graduation

On August 8, 2020, Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech honored and recognized the class of 2020 through hosting our annual graduation ceremony. Although this ceremony was delayed to the summertime, it was important to the school community to be able to hold this event safely in person. All graduates were allowed a limited number of guests and were seated in a way that they were able to practice social distancing during the ceremony. Some other precautions that were put in place included specially marked entrance points and graduates and guests were required to wear masks. Teachers lined Ashley Boulevard cheering on and supporting graduates with handmade signs. 

Superintendent O’Brien, Valedictorian Janell Vo, delivered welcome addresses and Salutatorian Jack Ostiguy recognized the unusual circumstances that this year brought upon the class of 2020, but expressed pride for the Voc-Tech community and assurance that all students in the class of 2020 are prepared for the future. 

Although this year’s graduation ceremony looked much different than usual, Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech is proud to have been able to provide the class of 2020 with a physical graduation ceremony despite the challenges that were presented as a result of the pandemic.  Finally, as new alumni, we hope that you continue to stay in touch with us during your next phase of life to keep us posted on your accomplishments.  We also hope that as you make your impact in your trades that you will reach out to provide direction and guidance to the next generation of artisans.  Best wishes to all our graduates.

To see photos from the ceremony please click on the links below.