Caps and masks and gowns: Dundee-Crown grads receive diplomas in Sears Centre parking lot

  • Vincent Mercado, 17, of Algonquin gives the thumbs-up sign Friday afternoon during Dundee-Crown's parking lot graduation at the Sears Centre.

      Vincent Mercado, 17, of Algonquin gives the thumbs-up sign Friday afternoon during Dundee-Crown's parking lot graduation at the Sears Centre. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dundee-Crown grad Katarina Munguia, 18, of Carpentersville poses next to her decked out car in the parking lot at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

      Dundee-Crown grad Katarina Munguia, 18, of Carpentersville poses next to her decked out car in the parking lot at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dundee-Crown grad Dylan Morvay, 19, of West Dundee poses next to his car Friday afternoon at the Sears Centre parking lot in Hoffman Estates.

      Dundee-Crown grad Dylan Morvay, 19, of West Dundee poses next to his car Friday afternoon at the Sears Centre parking lot in Hoffman Estates. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • In a sea of cars, Dundee-Crown grad Jack Searles, 18, of West Dundee has his pictures taken by a family member Friday outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

      In a sea of cars, Dundee-Crown grad Jack Searles, 18, of West Dundee has his pictures taken by a family member Friday outside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dundee-Crown grad Peyton Rice, 18, of Algonquin poses with sign that his mom had in the trunk of the car Friday.

      Dundee-Crown grad Peyton Rice, 18, of Algonquin poses with sign that his mom had in the trunk of the car Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/26/2020 6:31 PM

Dundee-Crown graduates dodged the rain, but just barely, on Friday as they received their diplomas in outdoor ceremonies held the parking lot at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Grads' whose last names start with A through L had a morning commencement, while the afternoon ceremony was for M through Z.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"It's good that we are getting one at least," Vincent Mercado, 18, of Algonquin, said at his graduation, the circumstances of which he would "definitely not" forget.

Hampshire and Jacobs graduates will have their commencements Saturday at the Sears Centre parking lot.

The Hampshire ceremonies will be at 9 a.m. (A through L) and noon (M through Z), while Jacobs will hold ceremonies at 3 p.m. (A through J) and 6 p.m. (K through Z).

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