College graduate gets his ceremony, golf-cart style

When college graduation was canceled for Rich and Kendra Owen’s youngest child, Mitchell Owen, and girlfriend, Micheala Bassett, 25 neighbors in the Village of Fenney decorated their golf carts and honked their way past their home..

Caps, gowns and the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 were canceled for Fairfield University seniors Mitchell Owen and his girlfriend, Michaela Bassett.

When the two arrived at Owen’s parents’ home March 6, they thought only about trading chilly Connecticut for a sunny week in the Village of Fenney.

As they packed to fly back after spring break, the college announced that classes would all be online for at least two weeks. Later came announcements that students would not return to campus at all, and all senior activities including graduation were canceled.

These young adults had no way of knowing that neighbors in the Village of Fenney do not cancel a college graduation, even if it has to have a different twist.

Read this story and many others in Saturday’s edition of the Daily Sun.