Granada High holds 9 twenty-minute graduations

To accommodate social distancing, Granada High School separated its graduating students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. Over the course of 3 hours, the school graduated 180 students. The school also held two 100-graduate commencement ceremonies on Friday to accommodate all of the students.

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LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Ethan Henderer, of Livermore, puts on his mortarboard as he runs to get in line before the start of Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Graduates social distance from each other as family and friends watch the Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Dr. Kelly Bowers, Livermore Valley Joint Unified Superintendent of Schools, moves the tassel of graduate Gabriela Lomeli to the left-hand side of her mortarboard during Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Granada High graduate Dafne Rivero Granados gives the Student Address during her group’s commencement ceremony at Granada High School in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Graduates get their photo taken after Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Granada High graduate Lukas Ostien gets a hug from his mother Erin Ostien after Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Granada High School graduate Dieu Le gets some help with her mortarboard in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Graduate Destiny-Ciara Yano wears several leis after her commencement ceremony at Granada High School in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Family and friends take photos of the graduates after Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Berkeley Wayne, of Livermore, gets a hug from her grandmother Evelyn Baca, of Oakland, before the start of Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Kayla Powell, of Livermore, puts on her mortarboard before the start of Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Teacher Julian Avilla looks at a list of graduating students before the start of one of eight commencement ceremonies held at Granada High School in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduates. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: The decorated mortarboard of Granada High School graduate Naomi Lin is photographed after the school’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Graduates get their photo taken after Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Granada High graduate Lukas Ostien gives the Student Address during his group’s commencement ceremony at Granada High School in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Granada High School graduate Frost Hepting talks with teacher Jefrey Watts after the school’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Graduate Jay Funaro wears glitter as she and classmates get their photos takenafter Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: The tassel of graduate Bridget Yocham is photographed after Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 
LIVERMORE, CA – JUNE 10: Graduates social distance from each other as family and friends watch the Granada High School’s commencement ceremony in Livermore, Calif., on Thursday, June 10, 2021. To keep the numbers down, the school broke the students into groups of 20 and held 9 twenty-minute graduations on Thursday. The school also held two graduations on Friday to accommodate all the graduating students. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group) 


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