Senior Lauren Cravens waves as the parade moves through downtown Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. Cravens, a member of the cheer team took the first place trophy in the IHSA State Small Team final in February of this year. (Isabel Miller)
Senior Lauren Cravens waves as the parade moves through downtown Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. Cravens, a member of the cheer team took the first place trophy in the IHSA State Small Team final in February of this year.

Isabel Miller

Carterville Lions Class of 2020 honored with graduation parade

In a joint effort to give this year’s graduating seniors one last hurrah, parents of the CHS Class of 2020 and the City of Carterville Police Department banded together to organize a parade from the Junior High School to James Street Park Saturday, June 20.

June 20, 2020

Senior Jeniah Thompson smiles as she graduates Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. Thompson was a member of the girl’s basketball team which scored third in in the 2A state conference. (Isabel Miller)
Seniors Bailey Shoemake and Paige Hunt wave Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Senior Michael Sweeting smiles as he nears graduation Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Two-year-old Lilly points at the line of graduates with mother Tiffany Colborn, Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Paige Hunt and Alyssa Leable hug before the graduation parade begins, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Junior High School. The pair haven’t seen each other in person since Spring Break. (Isabel Miller)
Seniors Lydia Nelson, Chloe Finn andTaylor Wallace smile as they graduate Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Cristian Akers smiles Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. Akers graduated with honors. (Isabel Miller)
Seniors gather to talk before the graduation parade begins, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Junior High School. (Isabel Miller)
Students wave as they near graduation Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Gabriel Stephens and Caleb Knight smile Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Senior Madison Fleege waves Saturday, June 20, 2020 during a parade organized by the senior’s families. Fleege graduated as valedictorian and with high honors. (Isabel Miller)
A City of Carterville fire truck leads the parade of seniors June 20, 2020 down Division Street. (Isabel Miller)
Taylor Wallace tapes on a graduate sign June 20, 2020 before a graduation parade organized by the senior’s families. (Isabel Miller)
Senior Lainey Russell talks to family putting the finishing touches on her car before the graduation parade begins, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Junior High School. (Isabel Miller)
Senior Grace Sebaugh blows up a ballon for her car, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Junior High School. (Isabel Miller)
3 Comments

3 Responses to “Carterville Lions Class of 2020 honored with graduation parade”

  1. Barbara Miller on June 20th, 2020 3:55 pm

    What a terrific way to honor the graduating seniors!!!! Great pictures Isabel!

  2. John Flora sr on June 20th, 2020 7:10 pm

    Great coverage and great photos…

  3. John Flora sr on June 20th, 2020 7:12 pm

    Great photos..great story

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