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La Conner High seniors show drive during revised graduation week


STEPPING INTO HER FUTURE – Yareli Lopez graduated in real time with her 32 fellow La Conner high school seniors Thursday. The one-at-a-time ceremony was also one of a kind: the graduates stepped out of their cars, walked up the steps of the Landy James Gym and received their diplomas. Honks abounded, as graduates-to-be and family members watched and waited from their cars in the school parking lot.                                                                                                                                          – Photo by Ken Stern

The 126th annual La Conner High graduation ceremonies were truly the first of their kind.

With the COVID-19 pandemic having nixed traditional indoor commencement exercises marked by large crowds, celebratory music, tossed mortar boards and release of balloons and confetti, the school’s Class of 2020 still wasn’t denied fanfare.

La Conner High seniors were honored Thursday evening with a drive-thru graduation event outside Landy James Gym followed by a car parade through town led by firefighting and emergency services vehicles with horns blaring and sirens blazing.

Prior to the festiv...

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