La Conner High School senior class graduates


HALLELUJAH, WE ARE ON OUR WAY – One of the best moments in their lives so far for newly minted La Conner High School graduates Juna Swanson, Maggie McLeod, Ethan Simpson, Ian Miller and Aurelien Ali, from left. This year’s 60 seniors popped confetti last Friday, June 10. – Photo by Ken Stern

The La Conner High School graduating class had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic and then one last time Friday evening.

The 128th annual commencement exercises were moved from Whittaker Field to Landy James Gym when forecasts predicted rainfall.

There were few dry eyes among families and friends of the graduates during the emotional 90-minute ceremony.

“COVID was not kind to this class,” stressed co-valedictorian Delaney Cobbs, one of several student speakers. “By the time we hit our junior year we’d had our fill of Zoom.”

“It was extremely hard for this class,” co-valedictorian Charity-Da...

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