Unusual school year coming to an end in West Virginia

By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

May 20, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The graduates who make up the Pocahontas County High School Class of 2020 will be getting deliveries on Wednesday.

School officials in a decorated school bus were scheduled to leave the high school at 7 a.m. with a load of diplomas, awards and celebratory yard signs for all 70 graduates.

“We’ve got the routes figured out,” said Superintendent Terrence Beam who will be on the bus with Pocahontas County Board of Education President Joe Walker, Pocahontas County High Principal Joseph Riley and others.

“It’ll take us all day (to get to all of the graduates) and some of these kids have already gotten jobs, like at Watoga State Park, so we’re going to be delivering their diplomas and their awards to their workplace, but it’s just kind of what we have to do right now.”

For all students in Pocahontas County, the end of this most unusual school year comes on Friday.