It’s been a tough spring for the Class of 2020 with school and activities shutdown for the coronavirus, but Mary Persons seniors finally got a chance to have some fun on Friday with a Reverse Parade to celebrate the completion of high school. Hundreds of cars lined down Montpelier Road to Thornton Road and all the way to Hwy. 41 to take turns congratulating about 250 seniors who attended the parade. The graduation ceremony had been scheduled for Friday night at Dan Pitts Stadium but was moved to July 31 due to the virus. Carloads of family and friends waved signs and balloons and sat on sunroofs to cheer the graduating seniors who stood on both sides of the main drive through the Mary Persons campus wearing caps and gowns. The school made signs for each senior and the Reporter gave each a copy of its Graduation edition. Forty-five minutes into the parade the line of cars still extended all the way from MP to Banks Stephens Middle School when a thunderstorm rolled up. Principal Jim Finch had his handy lightning meter and told seniors to return to the cars as the storm approached. Above, A’Kendia Alford waves to the parade on Friday. At left is a drone view of the festivities. See more photos on page 12A. (Photos/Will Davis)