In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, most schools have been resigned to pivot to virtual commencement ceremonies. In New Hampshire, U.S., Kennett High School's staff was considering multiple alternative 2020 graduation options, but once the idea of a ski lift was on the table, they were "all in," said Kevin Carpenter, the school's principal. He called Cranmore Mountain Resort, which agreed to host the graduation ceremony free of charge. In June, 174 seniors will board the ski lifts to receive their diplomas. "It still is not the full traditional graduation, and we will need to maintain social distancing practices," Carpenter said. "But given what is going on in the world, this is a great way to celebrate the achievements of these young men and women."

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