The Class of 2020 Parade

Many turn out to celebrate Abington High School’s seniors

Marquardt and Pflaumer


Bill Marquardt

Abington High School seniors Talia McAuliffe (left) and Jessica Rix participate in the Senior Parade on Saturday, June 6, 2020 around the town of Abington.


On Saturday, June 6 at 10 A.M., the senior class participated in a parade celebrating their completion of high school. The sun shone down as students, teachers, staff, administration, and many in the town turned out along the parade route to congratulate the seniors, who passed by in their decorated cars.

The parade began in front of the AMHS at Gliniewicz Way, where the seniors lined up their cars. Most sat in the passenger seat and had on their graduation robes and mortarboards. A few students drove themselves or packed their cars with their peers.

Cars were decorated with balloons, banners, and signs. Most of the cars had the names of the graduate sitting inside the vehicle, Class of 2020, and the name of college they will be attending. A few humorous students wrote Class of Quarantine or Class of Covid on their cars.

The parade was intended to not only celebrate the accomplishments of the students, but to allow them to have the traditional exit parade that was cancelled due to the closing of all Massachusetts schools on Thursday, March 12.

Working with the Abington Police and Fire Departments, AHS principal Dr. Teresa Sullivan coordinated a parade for the students. SRO Lynch posed for pictures with many of the students.

Prior to this parade, the senior class advisors Mrs. Peck and Mrs. ODonnell organized a parade of teachers, staff, and administrators on Thursday, May 28 to distribute senior T-shirts.

Thanks to Mr. Bill Marquardt, a frequent photographer at Abington athletic and drama events, who took photos of the students participating in today’s parade.

There were many smiling faces.

Correction to date of the teacher parade to May 28 (not 27)