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Throwback Tulsa: Owasso High School delays graduation at Mabee Center two years ago today

Throwback Tulsa: Owasso High School delays graduation at Mabee Center two years ago today

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About 700 more Owasso seniors lost out on many spring activities, but would not miss out on their graduation ceremony.

Two years ago today, delayed for more than a month, the school’s 2020 commencement exercises finally unfolded in split ceremonies at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center. Students in the first half of the alphabet walked across the stage in the afternoon session and the night session belonged to students in the second half of the alphabet.

Graduates had their temperatures taken as they entered the building. Each senior could invite four people, and an estimated 3,000 — also observing social distancing — filled much of the remainder of the arena for the afternoon session.

Amy Fichtner, Owasso superintendent, in her address to the 2020 class, said, “You will never forget this spring. You’ll never forget COVID and you’ll never forget the circumstances surrounding it.”

Take a look back at the graduation ceremonies here:

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