Written by Jersey Collins (Features Writer)
Graduation is on June 5th, starting at 10:00 am. This year Covid-19 sadly stopped the seniors from graduating high school. The school has came up with a way to make it work. The seniors are going to be at the school in cars, with their family, and they are going to drive through the school and in the end, get there diploma. Of course, it’s not the best way to graduate high school but it’s better than nothing.
The school thought it would be way more fun if they dressed up their cars and made it even better. Seniors and their immediate families will drive onto the SLV Tri-Campus at the SLE entrance and proceed to the back parking lot by the pool. There, each graduates name will be announced and the graduates will be handed their diplomas. Then, the cars will continue to drive up Overbeck Way and exit through the middle school back road. Teachers and Staff from Kindergarten to Senior year will be invited to line the road (ten feet apart with masks) and cheer for you.
The graduation will be broadcast LIVE on Boulder Creek Community Radio: www.KBCZ.org, KBCZ 90.1FM. It will cover Boulder Creek and immediate surrounding areas and on its new sister station, KCBD at 89.3FM which covers Felton, Zayante, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz. This way, everyone can listen to the ceremony on their car radios or at home and cheer and scream and honk for every graduate as they are announced.
They are also creating a graduation movie which is awesome in my opinion. I love the thought of that. Nearly every part of regular graduation will be professionally filmed in our PAC, one piece at a time. National Anthem, Speeches, Musical Performances, one graduate at a time having their name read and walking across the stage, your professional photo taken holding your diploma, even somebody ringing the graduation bell. All of these pieces will be edited together with sound, music, applause, and special effect into a complete film that will be available to you online. Special Thanks to Kylan Thureockes for putting all of this together for us.
Some people are probably going to decorate their cars with streamers of red and black or decorate their cars for whatever sport they played. There are many ideas you can do to make it look nice. It seems like it will be a lot of fun.
These are the main details but if you go look at the newsletter that Mr. Calden sent out on May 8th.