54 graduate from La Conner High School Friday

Watch livestream; attendance limited


SPECIAL BALLOONS FOR A SPECIAL PARADE – Parades need balloons. This one says it all: The class of 2021 of La Conner High School graduating seniors paraded from the school grounds on their way to First Street Thursday, June 10. – Photo by Ken Stern

La Conner High School has held commencement exercises for more than a century.

But this year graduation is truly the hottest ticket in town.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, each graduate is allotted only eight tickets for family and friends to attend the high school’s 127th annual commencement 5 p.m. Friday at Whittaker Field. For those without tickets, the June 18 event will be livestreamed, said Principal Kathy Herrera.

Still, the situation is much more favorable than it was 12 months ago.

“We’re lucky,” said Herrera, “to have a graduation ceremony this year.”

She noted that i...

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