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Davenport Community Schools via YouTube

Davenport Community Schools announced on Tuesday via YouTube that their scheduled in-person commencement for high school seniors is officially canceled.

Things started to look up when we reported that Davenport Community Schools announced that they would be having an in-person commencement for graduating high school seniors. We got that news back in the middle of June. Superintendent Dr. Robert Kobylski of the Davenport Community Schools seemed very excited and proud to honor Davenport high school seniors. On Tuesday, Dr. Koblyski had to make a tough announcement.

In a YouTube video on the Davenport Community Schools page, Dr. Robert Kobylski announced that the school district had to make a tough choice in cancelling the commencement exercise which was scheduled for July 19th at Brady Street Stadium.

Dr. Koblyski wants students and families know that this was not a decision he took lightly. In the video he said,

"I know this is an important day for not only all of our graduates but for all of the families, friends, and everyone who was involved in the success of each of our 2020 graduates, and I'm so disappointed that I can't see each and every one of you handed a diploma and walk across the stage, but the virus unfortunately is in control of the situation right now and we have to do the right thing as a community and we have to keep everyone safe."

Dr. Koblyski continued his announcement of the cancellation of the July 19th commencement by acknowledging graduation seniors are "well-positioned and ready to take on the world..."

Congrats to all of the seniors and the graduating class of 2020 in the Quad Cities on their accomplishments. Good luck in your futures!