It was a busy weekend at Albertson's Stadium when Boise State University's classes of 2020 AND 2021 walked to celebrate their achievements.

If you scrolled through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at all this weekend, you surely saw a BSU grad of some sort, smiling from ear to ear with a blue and orange gown. In not such a traditional fashion, Boise State University celebrated both the classes of 2020 and 2021 with a little pomp and circumstance. There were social distancing measures in place and other Covid-related differences from a normal graduation ceremony, but the one thing that wasn't missing, were the smiles on happy faces of newly graduated Broncos!

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Graduating in this weird, odd, bizarre, strange time we're living in right now would certainly be weird and certainly memorable, and you'd never forget what the world was like when you finally got to walk across the stage. Beyond the graduation, congrats to the students who completed college during the stress of the pandemic and having to contend with zoom classes and all the weird differences that may have negatively impacted their college experiences, yet persevered despite the weirdness.


It does feel like the Treasure Valley has come back to life over the last few weeks; between first Thursday in Downtown Boise, The Boise State graduation ceremonies and the thousands of people I saw waiting to get into the Meridian Speedway over the weekend, it seems people are getting out of their homes and living their lives again. That said, cheers to the classes of 2020 and 2021!

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