Bay Area High Schools, Seniors, Parents Considering Virtual Graduation For Class Of 2020

Benicia High School hosted a cap and gown drive-thru for students on Monday to pick up their ensemble. It’s anything but traditional but no doubt one of the unique memories that only the class of 2020 will hold.

Bay Area High Schools, Seniors, Parents Considering Virtual Graduation For Class Of 2020

BENICIA (KPIS) – Benicia High School hosted a cap and gown drive-thru for students on Monday to pick up their ensemble. It’s anything but traditional but no doubt one of the unique memories that only the class of 2020 will hold.

Derek Campbell is a senior.

“It’s nice to see the support of teachers and staff. It’s sad of course but just to know they care about us really made me feel better,” says Campbell.

Across the Bay Area and nationwide, schools are canceling their commencement ceremonies.

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Benicia United School District is looking into alternatives.

“We are looking at options to see what it looks like as far as loosening up any of these lockdown parameters,” said Superintendent Charles Young.

Some schools are considering virtual graduations to honor graduates accomplishments.

High school parent Derek Perez likes the idea.

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“I think with everyone working from home it’s easy to pull off virtual everything. You can have a keepsake and download it for all of your family and watch at the same time,” says Perez.

And now, more than ever, commencement speeches will hold even more value carrying messages of hope, perspective and wisdom.

According to one senior, “you look forward and move on with life and do our best to move past it.”

But what does a virtual ceremony look like?

Some students want to walk across the stage — audience or no audience.

Now it’s up to individual school districts to figure out a way to make it happen and, of course, with budgetary restrictions.

Cameron Perez is a Foothill High School senior and says she just want to be with her classmates.

“I at least want to hang out, or drive at least somewhere where we can celebrate.”

One thing is for sure. The class of 2020 needs a proper send off as they head out into the world during these uncertain times.

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After All The Hype, Hilarious Memes, Babyface And Teddy Riley Press ‘Reset’ On Beat Battle That Broke IG

After a weekend of hype and hilarious memes that nearly broke IG -- #babyfacevsteddyriley if you’ve been on another planet – the legendary Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Teddy Riley are set for a rematch of their Instagram Live faceoff.

After All The Hype, Hilarious Memes, Babyface And Teddy Riley Press ‘Reset’ On Beat Battle That Broke IG

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) – After a weekend of hype and hilarious memes that nearly broke IG — hashtag babyfacevsteddyriley if you’ve been on another planet – the legendary Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Teddy Riley did a major reset Monday, a much-anticipated rematch of their Instagram Live faceoff.

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H E R E W E G O – @babyface vs @teddyriley1 #verzuz

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After a few minutes of digital housekeeping, the battle began, reconfirming for half a million fans and followers that these two are the original ‘R & B, New Jack City, whip-appeal, done produced everybody and some you never knew’ masters.

And everybody showed up — from Hallie Berry, to Issa Rae and Toni Braxton, as they played their hits and classics from the 1980s and ’90s – hearts were just overflowing.

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What a moment. #verzuz

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Babyface delivered a live rendition of “When Can I See You.”

The set was peppered with mutual praise.

“You brought New Jack Swing to us all … I’m honored to be in here with you man,” Babyface said referring to the style of music Riley popularized in the 80s and 90s.

“You inspired me,” Riley told Babyface.

Last weekend, more than 400,000 followers tuned in on to hear the pair duke it out in another of a series of Instagram Live beat battles, after contests with greats Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz, and T-Pain vs. Lil Jon.

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Saturday night, Babyface’s setup was simple, lockdown style, but Riley was set up for a concert, a recipe for disaster, especially during a COVID-19 quarantine that demands that ‘less is better.’

On a more serious note, the battle had already been postponed from its April 12 date, after Babyface was diagnosed with COVID-19. The Grammy-winning singer-producer, 61, last week said he and his family — who also tested positive –were recovering.

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CBSSF.com writer, producer Jan Mabry is also executive producer Bay Sunday, Black Renaissance and host of Black Renaissance. She lives in Northern California. Follow her on Twitter @janmabr.

 

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