Dollarway School District recently held a non-traditional 2020 graduation ceremony (by appointment only) to honor the 62 graduates of Dollarway High School. The Class of 2020 Valedictorian was Jordan Robinson, Salutatorian was Romello Turner, and the Class President was Jamaya Vassar.


“Thus far, the amount of scholarship offers and awards stands at over $1.2 million,” according to a news release.


“Due to the pandemic, this (graduation) was a departure from the normal and traditional venue, however for the students, it was the marking of a very important milestone in their young lives,” a spokeswoman said in the release.


“The Dollarway Basketball stadium was a swirl of Cardinal Red caps and gowns, as students were carefully assembled to prepare for their graduation. Graduates and their family members were beaming with excitement to have this opportunity to mark the occasion, and school administrators were present to conduct the ceremony. Before the ceremony, school nurses conducted COVID-19 screenings, ensured all participants were wearing masks and school staff were present to enforce social distancing guidelines, provide hand sanitizer, etc.,” according to the release.


Participants included school administrators, Superintendent Barbara Warren, DHS Counselor Freddie Harris and DHS Principal Yolanda Prim.


Parents captured memories by taking photos. Graduate Joydyne Carmickle posed with her mom, Kanasha Carmickle. Nurse Kristine Brooks performed COVID-19 screenings and College & Career Coach Marla Barnes Jones was on hand taking photos wiht graduates, including Kendreth Furlow.


The district honors and salutes the Dollarway High School Class of 2020.