Local media celebrates CHS Class of 2020

Senior class officers visit KZIM to record the names of seniors.

Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) will have the opportunity to send off seniors in a unique way thanks to the support of members of the local media.  KFVS-12, the Heartland’s CW (WQWQ), FOX23 and RiverRadio are hosting graduation specials during the month of May.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. KFVS-12 and WQWQ will simulcast a graduation special to celebrate the Class of 2020.  The television special will feature messages recorded by Cape Central High seniors and speeches from students and staff, including the valedictorian and salutatorian.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 RiverRadio will air a salute to seniors with class officers reading the names of graduates at 8:15 a.m. on KZIM and 8:30 on K103. They will also be sharing senior shoutouts on social media.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. WDKA/MY49 will air a graduation special honoring CHS seniors showcasing speeches from students and staff, plus video introductions of each student in the Class of 2020.

“We are very fortunate to have such supportive media partners here in Cape who are going above and beyond to make our students feel special,” said CHS Principal Nancy Scheller.  “It’s been a difficult year for these seniors, so it’s important we find ways of celebrating their accomplishments as a community.  I’m so proud of them and am excited for all of Cape to celebrate their success.”

The District is still planning to hold a graduation ceremony once social distancing guidelines are relaxed statewide.  A tentative commencement date is set for June 13, 2020 at Tiger Stadium with the first makeup date set for July 18, 2020.