The Glenholme School in Washington recently graduated 17 students at its 16th commencement exercises.

Graduates and their families attended the ceremony wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Executive Director Noah Noyes provided the opening remarks, telling the story of a former student, who persevered over a serious illness.

One day, Noyes noticed that the license plate for her car read “NGUNGI.”

When asked what it stood for, the student replied, “Never give up, never give in.”

Scholarships were given to three students: Sarah Whitney, Erika Krauss and Ben Philosoph.

Following the awarding of diplomas, students flipped their mortarboard tassels from right to left before spending time with their family.