Brophy's 72nd Commencement Takes Place as Drive-In Festival
Brophy, faced with the challenge of honoring its Class of 2020 in less-traditional ways due to the coronavirus pandemic, staged a graduation event reminiscent of a contemporary music festival with a nostalgic drive-in component. The Brophy Drive-In Graduation Festival was held outdoors at North Phoenix Baptist Church June 4.
The event, Brophy’s 72nd Commencement Ceremony, featured a festival stage, big screens and livestreaming that enabled attendees to access sound via their car radio or any device, as well as allowing those who couldn't attend to watch at home. Prior to the event, each senior, individually and with only immediate family present, had walked through the traditional on-campus graduation venue — the fully decorated Robson Gymnasium — in cap and gown to receive his diploma.