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Thea Bowman 2020 Graduates to Walk Across the Home Plate at Railcats Stadium on June 11th

Gary, IN- With schools being closed since early spring, the normal pomp and stance that happens around this time of year have either been hosted online or canceled altogether due to COVID-19. However, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy has found a creative way to celebrate this momentous time by hosting a ceremony for graduating scholars at the Railcats Stadium in Gary, Indiana.

“The 2019-2020 school year has been far from normal this year. We miss our scholars very much and we are proud of what they have accomplished despite this challenging semester,” said Thea Bowman principal Ms.Simmons. “We think it’s important that our scholars and their families get to celebrate this academic milestone. We are happy to have found a way to safely do so amid the current pandemic.”

Ms. Simmons also created a special message via youtube for all Thea Bowman 2020 graduates here:

Being mindful of social distancing, families will be able to celebrate and cheer on their scholars as they walk from third base to home plate on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Due to COVID-19 regulations, this is a private event. Each graduate is allowed two guests and the event will be streamed live on the Thea Bowman Leadership Academies Facebook page.

Press who would like to attend should contact Michelle McConnico at Press will be accommodated in the Railcats press box.

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Times: 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:45 pm
Place: Railcats Stadium, Gary, IN