ROSELLE, NJ — Abraham Clark High School celebrated the class of 2020 with two outdoor commencement ceremonies on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Board of Education President Delia Ware-Tibbs and Principal Rashon Mickens praised the graduates for their strength and commitment to education during the final months of their senior year. Graduation was also newly appointed Superintendent Dr. Nathan L. Fisher’s first official appearance in his position.
“As you write your own movie never forget the first scene, it was a class act entitled my days at ACHS,” said Dr. Fisher in his address to graduates.
This was the first time the class has been able to gather since schools were closed on March 16 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Now, four months later as the curve begins to flatten in New Jersey, Roselle Public Schools decided to hold a different type of graduation ceremony to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
In order to maintain social distancing two ceremonies were held on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. With this smaller crowd, students and their families were able to more safely celebrate graduation.