Graduation May 17 2020

2020 Graduation Movie

On May 17, 2020, Macomb High School (IL) hosted a "movie drive-in" style graduation ceremony for the the Class of 2020.  Graduation took place at MHS in the west parking lot. All guidelines from ISBE and the IDPH were followed to provide a safe alternative to our traditional ceremony at Western Hall.

Thank you, Phil Weiss, for creating this movie of the 2020 Macomb High School "Drive-In" Commencement

I want to personally acknowledge those that helped to make this happen for the ~135 graduates that participated.

  • Phil Weiss & Mark Twitchell: Video, Sound
  • Tricia Taylor & K100 team
  • George Hartman: Graduation pictures
  • WIU: Neil Thurman & Team members for moving stage to MHS
  • Randy Smith & Gary Guarin’s team at Macomb maintenance & custodial departments
  • Officer Cremer, our SRO, and the Macomb PD & McDonough County Sherriff’s Dept.
  • Class officers & other leaders: Grace Stufflebeam, Emma Thorman, Lucy Gruidl, Maggie Vallillo, and others
  • Class Advisers David Benson & Nicole DeRenzy
  • Administrators Ed Fulkerson, Tera Twitchell, & Steve Horrell
  • Dr. Twomey, Superintendent & School Board
  • Rachel Lenz & park district team (had weather cooperated, they would have played the senior slide show at the ceremony on the park districts giant outdoor screen)
  • Emily Platt: Graduation Program & Stage backdrop
  • All MHS support staff including Amy Howe, Robin Hadsell for creating all diploma packets for the drive thru delivery & Theresa Kindhart and Randy Ames for creation of all parking lot signs.
  • The Macomb Schools Technology Department
  • West Side Lumber for donating materials for parking lot signs.
  • Macomb Street Dept. for loaning 150 cones for parking lot spaces.

Download Individual Pictures


K100 Radio Station Facebook Live Video from May 17FB Live Grad Video

Download Graduation Program

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Congratulations Video from Downtown Macomb

Farewell to All Students 19-20 School Year