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Mill Creek parade celebrates graduating seniors

Congratulations graduates!

Series: Coronavirus | Story 116

Last updated 6/19/2020 at 9:42am

Graduating high school and college seniors, their families and friends, and community members came out to celebrate the Class of 2020 June 13 during the City's graduation parade.

The City of Mill Creek organized the graduation parade to celebrate students who did not get to have traditional in-person celebrations this year due to the novel coronavirus.

The day started at Jackson High School at 10 a.m. and then proceeded to 132nd St SE, cars honking and cheers in the air. More than a hundred seniors were celebrated during the parade. Seniors and their families decorated their cars with the high school or college colors and mascots. The route went down Seattle Hill Road, wound around Village Green Drive, and finally Mill Creek Boulevard, before stopping at Bothell-Everett Highway. The parade went for about an hour and a half.

Many neighbors and community members, including the mayor and several City Council members, came out to show graduates their support.

"We're proud to support and recognize our area graduating seniors," said Mill Creek City Council member John Steckler, who helped organize the parade, last week. "This has been a difficult year for them and we want to celebrate their achievements and give them the recognition they deserve."

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments, Class of 2020!

If you have photos you'd like to share with the Beacon send them to us at [email protected] and you may see them in print next week, Friday, June 19.


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