Signs of the pending celebration are already visible on Great Road where a huge banner congratulating the class is hanging. By Saturday, the street will be lined with Bedford town flags.
First Parish Church and First Church of Christ are queued up to ring their bells 198 times in honor of each BHS senior. First Parish will do a round at 12:05 pm to kick off the festivities and First Church of Christ will follow-up at 2:30 pm as things wind down.
Bedford residents are encouraged to wear “Bedford blue” and seniors are invited to don their new class T-shirts proclaiming them the “Senior Skip Day Champs.”
At 7 pm, everyone is invited to get outside and clap, ring, toot, honk, and clang for two minutes in honor of the new graduates.
Special Video Release
A special aspect of the day will be the release of a not-yet-seen video made by senior parent Raelene Houck which includes photos of the class of 2020 over the years. At this time, details surrounding the release are not yet firm; check the link given above for updates as Saturday approaches.
Making the Celebration a Reality
Supported by dozens of parents and volunteers and led by organizers Lori Alper, Lisa Warhover, and Michelle Saber of the 2020 BHS Senior Parents Committee, the day is intended to be a community acknowledgment which is enjoyable for all but still adheres to guidelines for social distancing and related public health restrictions.
Please Share Your Photos
Don’t forget to share your photos with The Bedford Citizen for inclusion in our Senior Tribute Edition which will be posted on or about June 9. Please email full-sized images (crisp cellphone pics are fine) as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.