Parade held to honor Woodrow Wilson High School graduates

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Graduates at Woodrow Wilson High School can’t walk across the stage and get their diploma amid the coronavirus pandemic, so they’re being honored with the next best thing, a graduation parade.

Over 50 graduates showed up to Epling Stadium in Beckley in decorated cars and wearing their caps and gowns. The celebration was put together by a group of parents. Students said, even though it’s not what they planned, they’re thankful their parents found another way to celebrate.

“I’m super excited for the parade. I feel like its a big moment for Woodrow since a lot of the other schools in our county aren’t doing anything similar to it. This something Woodrow is doing, and this is special that the parents came together to make this happen,” said senior Nathan Williams.

“Yeah, its definitely a thank you to the moms. We are the first of the classes to come out here to show our school spirit and get cheered on by our moms and really just try to make the senior year better with everything going on,” said senior Hattie Hall.

Woodrow Wilson’s official drive-thru graduation ceremony will take place tomorrow.