Northbrook Patch Honors High School Graduates In Class Of 2020

Jonah Meadows

NORTHBROOK, IL — With classroom instruction canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year in Illinois due to the coronavirus, local high school seniors are missing out on the what is often a happy, celebratory time. Amid the postponement or cancellation of proms and graduations, many high school seniors are feeling sadness about missing these milestone high school events.

Northbrook Patch wants to provide some way, even if it's a small one, to share the achievements of our high school graduates. Parents or family members of each graduate are asked to fill out a brief form, and Patch will compile the information and share on an ongoing basis throughout the month of May in an effort to give the community another way to share their pride in members of the unprecedented graduating high school class of 2020.

You can find the form here, or fill it out below:

This article originally appeared on the Northbrook Patch

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