Class of 2020 receives unique send off from Estacada High School
The process looked a bit different than usual, but members of Estacada High School's class of 2020 crossed the graduation stage.
On Saturday, June 6, the Estacada School district hosted a socially-distanced commencement ceremony for the class of 2020. During the six hour event, members of the graduation class entered Buzz Randall Stadium in pairs to receive their diplomas. Limited numbers of family members and friends watched in-person as their graduates crossed the stage and then exited with them. The process took about six minutes for each pair of students.
Live streamed on the school district's Facebook page, the commencement ceremony began with speeches from Estacada High School Principal Bill Blevins, Student Body President
Celso Sanchez, Student Body Vice President Rylie Canifax, salutatorian Elizabeth Krieter and valedictorian Zachary Backwell.
Spirits remained high even with several spells of rain during the afternoon.
After the graduation ceremony, members of the class of 2020 participated in a car parade around town and then watched a fireworks show from the high school campus.
The Estacada News will publish a commemorative graduation special section later this week.
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