Salem City Schools food service director Michele Fisher of the Nutrition Group, left, and high school teacher Mike DeBarr talk with high school seniors picking up their caps and gowns after giving them red and black balloons to release at 8:20 p.m. Monday. Superintendent Sean Kirkland said the balloon release symbolizes the seniors letting go of their disappointment over COVID-19 canceling their end-of-high school activities. A video tribute to the seniors is expected to be released at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday on the school’s Facebook page. The other photo shows SHS Principal Todd McLaughlin, donning a Salem Quaker mask, holding up a yard sign presented to the seniors Monday. The Class of 2020 will hold a virtual graduation aired at 2 p.m. May 24 on the school Facebook page and the Studio 203 YouTube channel.