High school graduation is a rite of passage, a major milestone for students, families and friends alike.
But for the Class of 2020 in Santa Barbara County, that celebration has been diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduation ceremonies, where students don caps and gowns and march to the strains of “Pomp & Circumstance” before receiving their diplomas, will take place in a virtual format this year.
Graduates and their families are welcome to post a free announcement, including a photo and a congratulatory message.
Graduates will be organized by school, and the listings are searchable by name.
This section won’t replace the thrill of flinging a mortar board into the air at the end of a graduation ceremony, but we hope it provides a measure of recognition for our graduates during these difficult times.
The section is sponsored by Santa Barbara Partners in Education.
For information about other sponsorship opportunities for the section, contact Sheridan Taphorn, online media consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.456.7197.