VIDEO: Celebrating West Seattle High School’s Class of 2020

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Even without traditional commencement ceremonies, the Class of 2020 is graduating, and that’s what an event outside West Seattle High School this afternoon was all about.

It was a drive-up/walk-up event to pick up caps and gowns.

Seniors and families were cheered as they drove through the lot:

(Video courtesy Clay Eals)

Students were reminded to vote for the Senior Class Awards, too:

Among the staff and volunteers there to cheer the seniors, WSHS principal Brian Vance:

In lieu of the usual gatherings, the district is arranging virtual events. In the meantime, you can also cheer grads in your neighborhood – look for yard signs –

(Reader photo via text)

P.S. Cap-and-gown pickup for Chief Sealth International High School is set for next Wednesday.

5 Replies to "VIDEO: Celebrating West Seattle High School's Class of 2020"

  • Dave May 22, 2020 (6:16 pm)

     Congratulations Class of 2020!!

  • Eileen May 22, 2020 (7:51 pm)

    This is wonderful that they did this. Thank you WSHS

  • Deb May 23, 2020 (12:36 pm)

    Nice Going WSHS. You ROCK. And so does the CLASS OF 2020. Congratulations to all!!!

  • WSHS Parent May 27, 2020 (7:01 pm)

    This is not a “celebration” of WSHS Seniors – it is simply driving through and handing out caps and gowns, but for what? The school has not planned any celebrations, other than a vague “virtual graduation” sanctioned by an unprepared school district. Just south of us, my daughter’s friends at FWHS received their caps and gowns long ago, and the teachers put on a heartfelt senior walk and celebration right in front of the high school with awnings, teachers dressed up in regalia and safe social distancing practices. The kids got to do a walk and were handed diploma covers as parents watched from cars (cried) and took photos. It was emotional and beautiful, and this was all done before SPS and WSHS even had a plan. Next up for FWHS – a drive through graduation! WSHS is unprepared and has really let its seniors and their families down. Today we learned that the portal for the virtual graduation site is not working properly. SPS and WSHS have shortchanged our seniors and it is a shame.

    • Parent June 5, 2020 (12:10 pm)

      Wow.  Make sure you don’t invite me to any of your “fun” activities.   It’s a Pandemic.  The class of 2020 all over the US will remember these trying times.  Millions affected.  It sucks.  If you want to send anger and blame anywhere. Send it to Seattle Public Schools.  

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