The 2020 Graduation Process

(Kansas City Public Schools [KCPS] does not own the music used in this video. No copyright infringement intended. KCPS does not gain any profit from these videos. For entertainment purposes only)


2020 has been a unique year, to say the least, and that has been especially true for the class of 2020. Due to COVID-19, Kansas City Public Schools was forced to close its buildings in March in order to protect our students, staff, and community. However, learning and achievement did not stop, and the class of 2020 finished its senior year strong.

In order to honor the class of 2020 appropriately and maintain a sense of normalcy despite the circumstances, KCPS partnered with Tico Productions to provide a graduation experience for our seniors. We know that graduation is more than just a ceremony. It is a celebration of a student’s educational journey, and a chance for them to be honored for the late-night study sessions, the doubt they might have felt right before a big test, and juggling their commitments while coming to school every day ready to learn.

KCPS is extremely proud of the class of 2020 for persevering through the unexpected obstacles placed before them. They showed adaptability and resilience that will, no doubt, serve them well as they begin to navigate adulthood. Although the school year didn’t conclude as planned, KCPS is committed to providing our students with the educational experiences and recognition they deserve. We will continue to support and cheer on the class of 2020 as they follow their dreams and pursue their purpose, proudly proclaiming that It’s Our Time.

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Luther Okeyo is the Graphic Designer and Videographer for Kansas City Public Schools. Luther graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Graphic Design in 2015. Luther began working for the district in 2016.