Bus drivers in Loveland City, Ohio honored graduating seniors with a special tribute in light of 2020 commencement ceremony cancellations due to COVID-19.
Drivers from the district orchestrated an epic happening in the school parking lot and lined up 22 buses in the shape of a massive “2020.”
Aerial footage shot by Jim Barrett, an art and photography teacher at Loveland High school, was shared with students and their families via Facebook.
Special message from Loveland Schools Transportation to the Class of 2020
It’s graduation week! Here’s a special message from our bus drivers to the Class of 2020! https://www.lovelandschools.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6GB2PYB&dasi=3IU2Posted by Loveland City Schools on Monday, May 18, 2020
In the video, the camera rises from the ground where bus drivers wave to graduates to reveal, from far above, the monumental 2020 formed by buses.
Some of the drivers have driven these students to and from school since kindergarten, and in some cases, in the same yellow busses their parents rode to school on.
“We’re the first face they see in the morning and the last one they see before they head home,” Lisa Moorhead, who has driven for the district for 23 years, told Good Morning America.
“We share hugs, they tell us stories and make us laugh,” she said. “We share a lot with these kids— probably more than people realize.”
Congratulations class of 2020!