NORTH FORK — The North Fork School’s Class of 2020 unknowingly had their last day of school in March.
Although each graduating class from year to year has a different personality, they seem to all go through the same process in the spring of their 8th grade year. They begin to see one another in a different light, realizing that in just a few short months things will never be the same. They solidify their bonds, a bond that for many of them began nine years before in kindergarten. They laugh about old memories of previous school years, they remember the times that were fun and the times that were hard. They write speeches and practice graduation songs, they carry flour babies, and they enjoy the last of their days creating their legacy at the top of the school totem pole.
The Class of 2020 was robbed of these moments.
North Fork School and the community will celebrate these 8th grade graduates with their family and friends who saw them through.
As part of their Send Off Celebration, on June 1, at 7 p.m., all 33 8th grade graduates will caravan through Downtown North Fork (Road 221) also known as the Jamboree Parade Route. Beginning at Hank’s Automotive, they will head for the last time as students toward North Fork School. Family and friends that wish to park their cars along the parade route to help cheer on the recent grads are strongly encouraged to do so.
North Fork School’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony video will highlight each graduate, including community and school awards, speeches and special musical performances. Video will be posted on the North Fork School, Home of the Cougars (@NFScougars) Facebook page at 7:30 pm on June 1.
Please join us in celebrating these tenacious graduates!
Special thanks goes out to Amber Verdugo Photography , Orion Cicoletti Videography, Carrie Waltner and our unbelievably generous community, and the many many many incredibly dedicated staff members at North Fork School.