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Following graduation, students drove in a make-shift parade down Broadway and Main streets. Here, LaPrie Codd waves to the crowd on Broadway.

Altus Student Body President Hunter Webb opens the graduation ceremonies on Friday night. Because of the COVID-19, students arrived in vehicles, waited in line about 10 feet apart, then walked across the stage. Parents often decorated their cars for the special graduation.

Family and friends of Matthew MacKnight attended the ceremonies live to applaud when his name was called and he received his diploma.

Altus High School Valedictorian Michaella Reed, left, was the first to receive her diploma from school board member Kelley Duncan.

In a most unusual ceremony, each graduate had one vehicle to attend the graduation ceremony. Here, Brian Bush, father of Tyler Bush, takes a video of Tyler accepting his diploma.

Tyler Bush poses for his dad and family in a pickup.

Because of social distancing recommendations, most people drove by to honor Bob Beers. Here’s a sign playing off the old song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”

Because of social distancing recommendations, most people drove by to honor Bob Beers. Here’s a sign playing off the old song “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi holds up Bob Beers’ arm for a photo before the event on Friday. Philippi is a public information officer for the OHP in Oklahoma City who helped organize the event.

From his honored position under the portico of Tamarack Assisted Living Center, retired patrolman Bob Beers waves to those honoring his 99th birthday.

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