Spirited Caravan Helps Send Laguna’s Class of 2020 On Its Way


June 10th’s celebration at Laguna Blanca School was punctuated by the sound of vehicles beeping and honking, and cheers of congratulations.
The Class of 2020 entered the campus to applause, complete with whistles and “Woo-hoos!”
The school community honored 48 high school graduates as cars slowly paraded through a designated route on the Santa Barbara campus as part of a drive-through commencement ceremony.
Even though the graduation festivity didn’t look the same as usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spirited caravan saluted the hard-working and enthusiastic graduates.
The send-off included the graduating class — dressed in caps and gowns — getting out of their cars to have their names called, along with a brief bio, receiving their diploma, and then posing for an official photograph.
Graduates got back in their vehicles and exited the campus.
Vehicles decked out with balloons, markers, homemade signs and other decorations in the school’s colors glistened under cloudless skies.

Photo by Brad Elliott