Here is the link for Sign-Up Genius for Graduation 2020!
As you know, the Seward High School Class of 2020 has had to endure significant hardship. My heart breaks for their broken senior year. Take normal senioritis, add smoke, a possible strike, and a pandemic that effectively cut them off from all of the trappings of their senior spring—sports, prom, graduation, picnic, and most importantly, each other, and you recognize where they are emotionally.
The thought of a graduation that doesn’t pack the gym and include a roar from the community as each name is called makes them hurt even more. Many just simply want the year to be over so that they can move on with their lives. We have organized micro-ceremonies where we’ll be able to celebrate their accomplishments with small family gatherings in our theater. Unfortunately, we can’t bring them all together in the same room one last time.
We can, however, come together as a community to celebrate Seward High’s Class of 2020. There will be a parade at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 19th. The parade will start at Seward High School, and drive south on Resurrection Blvd. to the Seward Highway. It will then proceed south on the Seward Highway to Railway Avenue where the parade will turn left. It will then proceed North on 4th Avenue all the way to Port Ave. to the Seward Highway and all the way to Sea Lion Drive. The parade will turn west on Sea Lion Drive and end at the top of the hill at Seward High.
The entire community is invited to participate as long as immediate family groups maintain social distancing protocols in their own vehicles and along the parade route. The potential for this community to come together for an occasion like this is one of the reasons we choose to live here. I’m hoping to raise such a cacophony, in celebration of these kids and their accomplishments, as to make the glaciers calve in Aialik Bay.
Please share this message through ALL of your communication circles.
On behalf of Seward High’s Class of 2020, thanks for all of the love that you can muster and that they deserve.