WATCH: As Lindbergh Class of 2020 heads to college, relive graduation ceremony at Drive-In St. Louis

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Class of 2020 graduate Karen Guo at the drive-in graduation ceremony.

The Lindbergh High School Class of 2020 got a drive-in graduation ceremony at the PowerPlex site in Hazelwood June 26. Graduates, who were separated into groups of 20, marched in and posed for photos with Principal Eric Cochran, but there was no handshaking and everything was done with COVID-19 precautions in mind.

The ceremony was livestreamed for anyone who wasn’t able to make it. Watch the video below:

Students in Lindbergh High School’s 67th graduating class were awarded more than $19 million in scholarships this year, Principal Dr. Eric Cochran said during the school’s Class of 2020 graduation ceremony, June 26 at PowerPlex STL. Of the 514 graduates, 82.5 percent plan to attend college, 1.8 percent plan to enroll in schools of advanced training, 2.3 percent plan to serve in the military, and 8.2 percent plan to enter the workforce, and 5.2 percent are undecided.

Senior speakers Megan Schraut and Londynn Tesch encouraged classmates to remember the times they had together during this historic year. Schraut reflected on the supportive teachers, staff and Lindbergh family during virtual learning.

“From preparing online lessons to rescheduling events, providing virtual opportunities for events we are missing, and the many reminders from staff through online posts showing how much they care for us, there truly is nothing better than knowing how much our teachers and Lindbergh family care for us,” Schraut said.

Tesch reflected on the past year and reminded students the end of their high school career ended with an unexpected, challenging twist.

“Not only did we go out with a bang; we went out with a bang three months early. It may not have been the bang we had been expecting, but it was a bang nonetheless,” Tesch said.

Once again this year, LHS was ranked among America’s best high schools by U.S. News and World Report – and with good reason. In this year’s class, 270 students were awarded scholarships, among those 58 Missouri Bright Flight Scholarships; 25 athletic scholarships; 170 A+ scholarships and 17 music, theatre and arts scholarships.

The Class of 2020 also includes five National Merit Finalists, five National Merit Semifinalists, four National Merit Commended Students and five International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates.

Lindbergh High School Class of 2020: By the Numbers

  • Graduates: 514

  • Graduates attending college: 424 (82.5 percent)

    • Four-year colleges: 266

    • Two-year colleges: 158

  • Schools of advanced training: 9 (1.8 percent)

  • Military service: 12 (2.3 percent)

  • Employment: 42 (8.2 percent)

  • Undecided: 27 (5.2 percent)