Community Senior Day

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Community High School would have conducted its traditional graduation ceremony Friday night at Calsonic Arena. The stands were empty due to a schedule change because of COVID-19. While the graduation has been rescheduled, that didn’t stop hundreds from honking their horns and posting “congratulations” signs on their vehicles in the school parking lot. Despite recent events, it was a purple and gold extravaganza in honor of “Senior Day.” Community High’s formal graduation ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Calsonic Arena. Seniors lined the highway in anticipation of seeing the three most important “fs” in their lives as they graduate, that is friends, family and faculty. Many expressed that day that they’ve had faith that they would stay healthy, along with their family and friends, and could experience the once-in-a-lifetime event. That seemed to happen as faculty members pointed out that most of the senior class were able to attend Friday’s ceremony. Principal Robert Ralston handed out special signs with the students’ names. There were also other gifts of appreciation given to the seniors. As “Pomp and Circumstance” played, students used their cars, for social distancing purposes, to collect their gift bags, etc. While it is certainly unique, most students had resilient smiles-much as they would if they had walked down the gym on senior day. What happens next in their lives is unknown, but on Friday, it was a time for parents to celebrate by honking their horns and recognizing their that senior had made it!