Banners honor graduates along Florida Keys Overseas Highway



ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Banners featuring scores of yearbook photos are hanging next to the Florida Keys Overseas Highway will honor graduating seniors who're missing out on traditional ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic. Several residents in Islamorada knew COVID-19 would affect celebrations for the 177 graduating seniors at Coral Shores High School in the Upper Keys. Local businessman Mike Forster helped finance the project to transform yearbook portraits into banners. Florida Keys Electric Cooperative crews hung them from powerline poles. Each banner has four senior pictures. Senior Bridget Dougherty says it’s reassuring that people are aware of what the senior class is going through.

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