Preventing the spread of COVID-19
On a sunny Saturday, April 17, Oak Hill Academy seniors were able to graduate in-person. They were able to hug each other, reminisce with each other, and celebrate together. They were able to feel some type of normalcy.
The challenges of COVID-19 have made the past year difficult for everyone around the world. There has been fear, heartache, and restlessness. We had to push up our sleeves to establish some facet of comfort and normality for our students.
Through careful planning and research, Oak Hill was able to implement COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and families. This year, through utilizing our protocols, students were able to safely congregate and enjoy campus without a mask. Things weren’t as unpredictable on “The Hill” as they were in other environments.
In addition to being 100% boarding, Oak Hill’s remote campus has been a huge attribute to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Students were still able to enjoy meals together, extracurriculars, athletics and everyday life. They were able to feel unafraid and normal.
Seniors’ immediate families were able to attend graduation while wearing masks, congratulating their sons and daughters for their hard work. For those affected by COVID-19, the graduation ceremony was livestreamed through our events page.
This time last year, we weren’t sure if we could sustain graduation. It seemed impossible. Yet, thanks to the diligence of our President, nurses, staff, and resilient students, we were able to celebrate one of the biggest milestones of our students’ lives.
Oak Hill Academy is incredibly proud of our students for being so receptive and proactive in such a crisis. The class of 2021 will forever be known for their bravery and strength.