printed 06/19/2020


As we are all too aware these days, the world as we know it is constantly changing.

For the members of the Stephen Decatur High School Class of 2020, the world changed for the better on May 27, when school and community members came together to create one of the most extraordinary events the town of Ocean City has ever sponsored, our Boardwalk graduation procession.

This event was both unique and memorable and it would not have been possible without the help of numerous people who reached out with kind words, offers of support and creative ideas that ultimately allowed us to celebrate our 294 graduating seniors in a spectacular way.

Words can hardly express our appreciation, but we would like to start by thanking families, friends, community, business and religious leaders, and all of the other members of our amazingly supportive village.

Specifically, we would like to recognize the following individuals and organizations, without whose support this event would not have been possible: Town of Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Frank Miller and Town of Ocean City officials, Lt. Scott Harner and Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City Public Works Department, Dave Messick and crew from Unscene Productions, Bob Rothermel and crew from Team Productions, Sgt. Robert Trautman and Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, Bill Baker and Power 101.7 Radio Station, Bob Bunting of Ocean Aerial Ads, Meeghan and Jake Robinson of The Seaboard,

Coastal Community Church, Susan Jones of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Ocean City Jeep Club, Ocean City Fire Department, Ocean City businesses and restaurant establishments,

School Resource Officer Kenny Reed, Stephen Decatur High School faculty and staff, and Worcester County Public Schools administrative staff.

Certainly, during these unprecedented times, our graduates are facing new challenges. Hopefully, this tremendous display of community support will empower them and serve as a reminder that great things are possible when people work together.

Thomas Sites

Stephen Decatur High School Principal

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