SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs High School celebrated their seniors last week as they handed out yearbooks and caps and gowns.
On Wednesday, May 26, volunteers set up a drive-through celebration from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the front circle of the high school. Seniors, some who decked out their cars with graduation decorations and the names of the colleges they will attend in the fall, entered from the West Avenue entrance to be the first to pick up the 2020-2021 yearbooks and their caps and gowns for graduation.
Drive-through or drive-by parties and celebrations such as this have become a popular way to celebrate special events during the pandemic while remaining socially distanced.
“With all of the lockdowns and missed events due to COVID, the administration and the parents wanted to give our 2021 seniors a celebration to mark their achievements and celebrate their success,” said Traci Jersen, parent of one of the seniors. “A special thank you to the Saratoga Springs Police, Fire Department, Principal Tsao, teachers and high school staff, and parent volunteers for making this a fun day that we hope will become an annual event.”
Organizers also wanted to thank Stewart’s Shops, Price Chopper, Saratoga Water, and Walmart for their donations.
On May 20, the Saratoga Springs High School Graduation Committee announced that one graduation ceremony will be held for the Class of 2021 on June 25 at 9 a.m. at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). A limited number of guests will be allowed per graduate. The Graduation Committee made the following statement, that can be found on the school’s website along with any updates regarding the event.
“We appreciate the assistance that we have received from SPAC with the goal of offering the most meaningful graduation ceremony for our students. We are working diligently on the details and will be sharing them as information becomes more finite. All of our plans are being made within the current regulations and may be subject to change. We appreciate your patience as we plan forward.”