CHICAGO (CBS)– With schools closing for the rest of the school year, many graduating seniors are left wondering what prom and graduation are going to look like.
CBS 2 spoke to the principal of Deerfield High School about what it means to celebrate these milestones.READ MORE: Bullet Found In Wing Of Private Plane At Chicago's Midway Airport
“These are moments that every person really recalls about their experience in high school,” principal Kathryn Anderson said. “It’s something that they look forward to, not just from the day that they walk into the high school, but really since they were a little kid.”READ MORE: Crews Working To Open Valve Believed To Be Cause Of Dixmoor's Weeklong Water Woes
That’s why Deerfield High School sent out a survey asking students what they want their prom and graduation to look like this year. Students wrote back saying they still want in-person celebrations, even if they’re postponed to the end of summer.
If the stay at home order is not lifted by then, the plan is to have a virtual graduation, complete with caps gowns, and speeches.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $16.7 Billion Budget Plan On Track For Approval Next Week After Second Key Committee Vote
Anderson also told CBS 2 there have been creative graduation ideas, including the request for Justin Bieber to perform.