Amherst Steele Class of 2020 graduates


I am proud and thankful to have been able to cover Amherst Steele High School’s graduation ceremony this past week. It was one unlike any I’ve seen before, and — with respect to those dedicated educators who worked hard to put it together in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — a kind I hope we don’t have to endure again. This year’s seniors grew up in a post-9/11 world, and approached their socially-distanced ceremony with the understanding that sacrifice is often a part of life. They marched across the solitary stage with dignity despite the circumstances, a generation that has learned character through their schooling as well as math, science and reading. Good luck, Class of 2020. I’m cheering for you.
— Editor Jason Hawk

For graduation stories and photos, look for the May 21 edition of the Lorain County Community Guide on store shelves in town. The Community Guide is the home of the Amherst News-Times, Oberlin News-Tribune and Wellington Enterprise weekly papers.

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times