Faith Lutheran Graduation and Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sets a Precedent


Faith Lutheran seniors accepted their diplomas in their cars on this speedway.

Faith Lutheran refuses to let a time of crisis and uncertainty stop them from holding a graduation ceremony for their seniors.

On Friday May 22, Faith Lutheran High School held the graduation of the Class of 2020 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The seniors and their families stayed in their cars as they accepted their diplomas at the start line of the racetrack. Then the seniors took a lap around the racetrack to replace their graduation walk.

Not only was the graduation live streamed by a student-led news crew on Facebook, Youtube, and Faith Lutheran’s own website, it was also covered by local news stations such as 8 News Now and the Las Vegas Review Journal, making it an outstanding success.

Due to the coronavirus, schools across the Las Vegas valley have canceled or postponed their graduations. On the Clark County School District website, graduations have been postponed until further notice.

Faith Lutheran is the first and so far the only high school to hold a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. By holding their graduation at the Motor Speedway, Faith Lutheran has set a precedent for other high schools who choose to hold a ceremony for their seniors. Living up to this graduation would be quite the challenge.