Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

This has been a school year like no other.
The Block Island School transitioned in March 2020 to online learning and social distancing, and in doing so, special traditions and activities that a senior would normally experience were not an option to partake in. None the less, the graduating seniors stayed resilient and pushed through to the finish line of their high school careers.
Given the fact that this year’s class will not have a traditional graduation ceremony, The Block Island Times wanted to dedicate this special edition to them.
Principal Kristine Monje shared her thoughts on the graduating class, noting she had previously taught the current graduating seniors when she was a fourth grade teacher at the Block Island School.
“The twelfth grade was my last fourth grade class I ever taught. I’m proud and amazed by them. They did really well because they were the most mature. They took it in stride and they kept it really upbeat… They really did a job of going with the flow. Their class motto is ‘it is what it is’ — I think that epitomized their understanding of the situation and how they ended the year. A lot of

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