When COVID19 closed schools back in March, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School’s 124 seniors didn’t know what spring would bring. After the killing of George Floyd, massive unrest spread through South Minneapolis, where many of our families live and work. Our school stands in the epicenter of much of the destruction, yet only sustained four broken windows, which staff boarded up in advance of our drive-thru graduation ceremony, held on Saturday, June 6.
- 98% of Cristo Rey’s 500 students come from diverse cultural backgrounds
- 100% of graduating seniors have been accepted to college since the school’s first graduation in 2011
- The Class of 2020 was honored in a drive-thru graduation celebration at the school on Saturday, June 6
Schools everywhere have had to arrange special commencement ceremonies amid the pandemic. But we wanted to organize something special, because these crises have significantly impacted our students and families.
Read on to learn how our community is celebrating our students' hard-earned high school graduation.