Amid the pandemic, Brainerd High School seniors celebrated graduation by riding in vehicles with their family around the Brainerd International Raceway. (Brainerd International Raceway)
BRAINERD, Minn. (FOX 9) - Ready. Set. Graduate!
With traditional graduation ceremonies canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brainerd International Raceway opened up its track to the Class of 2020 for a special sendoff.
Friday night, the raceway hosted graduation for Brainerd High School students, who with their families, were able to slowly drive in a procession on the track. Students decorated their vehicles with balloons and posters and an announcer read each graduates name over the PA system.
Those in attendance also celebrated with a balloon release from their vehicles.