By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
SOUTHGATE – In a year when COVID-19 has forced the change of many traditions, city officials gathered with the high school’s graduating student officers in front of a congratulatory city hall banner.
Mayor Joseph Kuspa, along with City Council President John Graziani, School Board President Tim Estheimer and City Council liaison Phillip Rauch, congratulated class of 2020 Southgate Anderson student officers Ben Altizer, student historian; Nada Sedrati, student president; Stavros Karagiannis, student vice president; and Hannah Funk, student secretary, May 30 outside city hall.
Kuspa said the Southgate Anderson class of 2020 had an unusual end to their senior year, with the cancellation of classes, events and traditional activities.
“The banner that was installed on our municipal building was our way of showing our support for this unique class of graduates,” he said.
Kuspa said he, along with four city council members, Graziani, Rauch, Mark Farrah and Chris Rollet, are all graduates of Southgate Community Schools.
“So, this graduating class is very special to us, and we are happy to officially welcome the Class of 2020 to the ranks of Southgate alumni,” he said.