High school graduation at Whittaker Field on Friday


MOVING ON TO THE FUTURE – La Conner’s graduating seniors have a new tradition: a car parade. Last Thursday Hannah Grossglass, left, and Hannah Cook were in the motocade from the school campus through downtown. Later that afternoon the Swinomish graduates got a second parade on their reservation. See photo page 4. – Photo by Marissa Conklin

La Conner High School has held annual commencements for more than a century but the 5 p.m. June 10 graduation at Whittaker Field will offer something new.

Those attending will be officially welcomed in four languages, Lushootseed, English, Spanish and American Sign Language.

“We’re excited about that,” La Conner Middle and High School Counselor Lori Buher told the Weekly News.

In another all-time first, the Class of 2022 boasts co-valedictorians and co-salutatorians.

Charity Dakota Jordan, who represented the district multiple times at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and Delaney Cob...

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