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Can’t Stop Us: Community-Wide Celebration of CCS Class of 2020 Underway with Senior Yard Sign Distribution

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May 28, 2020 -- A community-wide celebration of the Columbus City Schools Class of 2020 is officially underway - powered by a senior-generated message of “Can’t Stop Us!” - with the support of district and city leaders, local businesses, and community partners throughout Columbus.

On Friday, signs of this celebration will start popping up across the city, literally, as volunteers deliver nearly 2,000 Senior Celebration Yard Signs to students who have not yet received one from their high schools.

Can't Stop Us! The “Can’t Stop Us!” theme of this celebration came out of input from several 12th graders who said they wanted a message that reflected on how this special class of graduating seniors did not let the COVID-19 crisis prevent them from achieving success.

The Community-wide Celebration of the Columbus City Schools Class of 2020 is made possible by the generous support of the Columbus Foundation, AT&T, the AEP Foundation, the City of Columbus, Crane Group, Columbia Gas, Homage, the Ohio Mayors Alliance, and I Know I Can.

Planned over the next three weeks, the Class of 2020 seniors will be recognized with a series of electronic Celebration Billboards across the city, a special military flyover, and City Hall lighting. Students will also receive a distinctive Senior Celebration Box with a unique CCS Class of 2020 “Can’t Stop Us!” t-shirt and other memorable items.

Our month-long celebration culminates in the district’s first-ever series of virtual graduation and completer ceremonies during the week of June 22 through 27.

To share the news about graduation and a special message from Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon, the district has an online graduation hub at

The entire Columbus community is encouraged to join in on this senior celebration by sharing photos, words of encouragement, and congratulatory messages on social media using the hashtag #CCSGrad2020.