LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. (WTHI)- When you think of graduating high school you probably wouldn't picture it from a car.
"A lot of these kids were thinking, man we're going to be the class that's left out," said Levi Fox, a motivational speaker and custodian for Lawrenceville High School in Illinois.
But, this is the reality for so many graduating seniors, including the 65 seniors at Lawrenceville.
Yet, Fox wasn't going to let his kids leave without a memorable surprise.
"I want them to feel that closure that they wouldn't have got otherwise," said Fox.
Fix years ago he started a tradition. Fox would decorate the senior hallway. The coronavirus cut everyone's plans short, but, Fox had one last trick up his sleeve for the 20-20 class.
Flags, signs saying "Here's to You" and jerseys lined the drive as students passed by in awe to receive their diplomas.
"It's all about making them realize that when they leave that graduation ceremony that they can have anything that they want and I want them to get pumped when they leave here," said Fox.
And the seniors loved every moment of their special day.
"Kind of makes it has like more of a ceremonial feel to it. It's just the last thing we'll all do as a class together," said Christion Beamon.
"I mean just to know that it all went down like this was something special. Something no one else will, well maybe they'll have but no one yet has had a drive-through graduation ceremony," said JAyley Akers and Sara Joines.
Fox said seeing the kids appreciate this small gesture makes it all worth it.
"If I can give them just a small piece of that that they'll hang on to 10 years from now, then I've done my job," said Fox.