SCHOOL - "Main Street tribute to the Class of 2020"

TREMONTON – By Cari Doutre – May 22, 2020


Businesses along Main Street in Tremonton worked together to give Bear River High School’s Class of 2020 a tribute after their traditional graduation commencement ceremony was cancelled this year because of COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns.

Tami Deakin, owner of Northern Furniture in Tremonton, located at 1 E. Main St., headed up the idea to display a school picture of every single graduating senior from Bear River High in 2020, a total of 284 students.

The pictures are currently displayed along their store front window, next door to them along the Bear River Valley Museum’s store front window and across the street at Don’s Furniture and Design.

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Pictures of the Class of 2020 at BRHS are displayed along Main St. in Tremonton. Photo by Cari Doutre

“I hoped it would make the kids and parents happy,” said Deakin about the display.

Indulge Boutique also got in on the tribute and put together a large, well-decorated, store front display for this year’s valedictorian Emily Duncan and salutatorian Elizabeth Hamson, for the Bear River High Class of 2020. This display can be found next to Don’s Furniture and Design.

“We are so proud of our Bear River senior class and are saddened they couldn’t have a traditional year and graduation,” said Brittany Palmer, owner of Indulge Boutique.

“We are so excited to give back to them and our community and honor them in our window display. Congrats Class of 2020!” Palmer added.

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Indulge Boutique displayed a tribute to the Class of 2020. Photo by Cari Doutre

Studio R Media, located at 52 E. Main St., donated and provided printing services for the pictures to be displayed. Feldman’s, located at 425 W. Main St., donated supplies for the displays including paper and tape.

Tyrell Neal, Neal's Mobile Car Wash, also helped with the project and was inspired to bring this idea to Tremonton after viewing a similar high school senior tribute in Idaho. Neal helped put all the students' names on their pictures - over 280 of them.

Along with help from Clay Chournos, Vice-Principal at Bear River High and Braquel Brinkerhoff, teaching advisor with the yearbook staff, the project went off without a hitch.

"We really appreciate them," added Deakin.

Bear River High school's Kamryn McNeill was the artist behind the painted art along Main Street including the Bear River Bear.

"I thought it would be fun to have a bear painted and use the student body artist," Deakin said.

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Photo courtesy of Indulge Boutique