To the Editor: Grad party committee adapts to distancing

 To the Editor: Grad party committee adapts to distancing Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee for Safe Graduation is unable to host the All Night Bash for the graduating 2020 Seniors from Trona High, Burroughs High, Immanuel Christian, Mesquite Continuation, Star Home School and Ops For Learning schools. We are working with the individual schools to do something to honor the seniors.

We do not have the specifics yet and are still planning. Depending on how the schools present the diplomas, the Committee for Safe Graduation will be presenting each senior with the following:

2020 Graduate “Remove Before Flight” Key Chain

Amazon Gift Card

Raffle prize

We would like to let Seniors know we will be celebrating their accomplishments. We would also like our wonderful donors to know their donations are going directly to the seniors and if someone hasn’t donated yet, there is still time to be a part of this unique community event even under these trying circumstances.

For those who would like to donate, please send contributions to Committee for Safe Graduation, P.O. Box 2241 Ridgecrest CA 93556.

We can provide more details as they become available.

Shannon Van Meter

Pictured: 2019 Burroughs High School graduates prepare to accept their diplomas in front of thousands of family and friends who showed up to cheer them on. Sierra Sands Unified School District officials reported that they are still working on how to modify the traditional ceremony for this year’s seniors. - Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2020-05-08