Sojourner’s Truth Staff

The last two weeks were graduation time and the times were back to normal – almost normal, that is. A touch of pre-pandemic normal. Students gathered together, inside field houses and on lawns, unlike last year when the members of graduating classes had to pick up their diplomas individually and rush away, only immediate family members in tow.

Masks were still on display and social distancing continued to various degrees, but the applause and cheers of supporters, friends and extended family were back in an abundance.

Toledo Public Schools’ graduations, from Monday morning, May 24 at the Stranahan Theatre with the Toledo Early College High School students until Wednesday afternoon , June 2, at the Waite High School Field House, were clearly a much more raucous and joyful celebration than those of a year ago.