O'FALLON, MO (AP) - In a year when many states are prohibiting in-person graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is not only allowing them, but also spoke at one. The Republican governor had a special connection to the indoor ceremony Thursday night at Sparta High School in southwestern Missouri: His granddaughter was among the 42 seniors receiving diplomas.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Show-Me Guv Parson Giving Missouri Graduation Speech IN-PERSON This Week
A really nice family gesture basically seems to work to debunk a great deal of what the public has heard this for the past three months along with continued calls for caution . . . Here's a bold, and some would say risky, move that was downplayed by most media outlets: