Plans afoot for virtual La Conner High commencement exercises


HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM – “Brave banners,” each portraying a graduating La Conner High School senior are on Morris Street light poles. The seniors will not walk across the stage in front of a full gym of family of friends in June, but their photos are held high for all to see. – Photo by Ken Stern

La Conner High seniors and their parents have fretted for weeks that there may be no graduation ceremonies this year due to the coronavirus.

Now there may be two.

La Conner Superintendent Dr. Whitney Meissner raised that possibility during a briskly paced one-hour video-conferenced school board meeting last week and later in remarks to the Weekly News.

She said plans are in the works to broadcast a “virtual” graduation in June and hold a scaled-down in-person commencement later in the summer should conditions permit.

For the virtual graduation, Meissner said speeches will be recorded on...

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