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La Conner High seniors don caps and gowns amid COVID-19 shutdown


DRESSED FOR SUCCESS – La Conner High seniors tried on their graduation caps and gowns April 30 while also maintaining the social distancing now required to prevent spread of COVID-19. It was a tough test for a close-knit class. Among seniors taking part were Addie Reinstra, Morgan Herrera, Joanie Benson, and Mary Lou Page. Principal Todd Torgeson led the faculty team that handed out the commencement garb. – Photo courtesy of Karla Reynolds

At first glance, nothing seemed out of the ordinary as La Conner High seniors received their graduation caps and gowns Thursday afternoon ahead of this year’s commencement exercises.

There was laughter, smiles, and time set aside for photos to last a lifetime.

Class members shared future plans. School counselor Lori Buher showed pictures of her newborn grandbaby. Softball coach Loran James offered encouragement to La Conner’s college sports recruits. Cheer sponsor Theresa James congratulated the seniors as they checked in at a canopy set up outside the school entrance.

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