Students of this spring's Class of 2020 will graduate in circumstances like no others. Some will celebrate virtually. Others may push back traditional ceremonies until later this summer. All will come at a distance. This year, in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, The Times is saluting these seniors. We invited valedictorians, salutatorians and selected student speakers to share a few words with the Region; their teachers' support and advice to students who will soon follow in their footsteps. Here's to the Class of 2020. Compiled by Carley Lanich, Matthew Moore and Kale Wilk.

Visuals and Online Interactives Director

Kale is a photojournalist and digital producer with the Times. He is a Region native, hailing from Schererville. He shoots photos, writes feature stories and produces Byline, a Times podcast. Email: kale.wilk@nwi.com Phone: 219-933-3393

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