Graduates and their families were able to stream the online ceremony starting at 7 p.m. from the New Ulm High school’s website. The pictures flashed on the screen as the classic graduation march “Pomp and Circumstances” played. After the march, a video of senior Hayleigh Hazen was shown as she welcomed everyone to graduation. Superintendent Jeff Bertrang said in his speech that the Class of 2020 was thrown a curveball. Bertrang asked the graduates to not let this spring define them. Class speaker Brandon Ocampo addressed his class through a pre-recorded video speech. He admitted this year was the first time since elementary school he missed being able to come to school. Ocampo said his class was living through history; especially in New Ulm. The Class of 2020 was the first class to attend all four high school years at the new building. Ocampo said through these struggles it was clear to him the students were a family. The ceremony was broadcast on KNUJ.


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