VIDEO: A summer send-off for the class of 2021

The pictures of Agassiz Secondary School’s graduates decorate the side of the school. (Adam Louis/Observer)The pictures of Agassiz Secondary School’s graduates decorate the side of the school. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The AESS gym is empty except for a the graduation stage and a four-chair setup. Due to COVID-19, for the second year in a row, graduation ceremonies have been limited. (Adam Louis/Observer)The AESS gym is empty except for a the graduation stage and a four-chair setup. Due to COVID-19, for the second year in a row, graduation ceremonies have been limited. (Adam Louis/Observer)
AESS graduate Echo Reyburn laughs as she goes through her graduation practice run ahead of her personal ceremony on Thursday, June 3. (Adam Louis/Observer)AESS graduate Echo Reyburn laughs as she goes through her graduation practice run ahead of her personal ceremony on Thursday, June 3. (Adam Louis/Observer)
AESS graduate Bridgett Harris smiles during her grad ceremony on Thursday, June 3. Each student had a personal ceremony over the course of three days. (Adam Louis/Observer)AESS graduate Bridgett Harris smiles during her grad ceremony on Thursday, June 3. Each student had a personal ceremony over the course of three days. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Graduates mingle outside of Agassiz Elementary Secondary School as they prepare for the grad parade on Saturday, June 5. (Adam Louis/Observer)Graduates mingle outside of Agassiz Elementary Secondary School as they prepare for the grad parade on Saturday, June 5. (Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)(Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)(Adam Louis/Observer)
Graduates and their families chat outside of the District of Kent Municipal Hall ahead of the grad parade on Satuday, June 5. (Adam Louis/Observer)Graduates and their families chat outside of the District of Kent Municipal Hall ahead of the grad parade on Satuday, June 5. (Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)(Adam Louis/Observer)
The 2021 grad parade rolls down Cheam Avenue in Agassiz on Saturday (June 5). The parade ran through Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Mills and Seabird Island as well. (Adam Louis/Observer)The 2021 grad parade rolls down Cheam Avenue in Agassiz on Saturday (June 5). The parade ran through Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Mills and Seabird Island as well. (Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)(Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)(Adam Louis/Observer)
Parade riders wave to supporters in Agassiz as the class of 2021 held their grad parade on Saturday, June 5. (Adam Louis/Observer)Parade riders wave to supporters in Agassiz as the class of 2021 held their grad parade on Saturday, June 5. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A grad bus follows a fire truck toward the end of the grad parade in Agassiz on Saturday, June 5. The parade traveled throughout Agassiz-Harrison, ending in a takeaway dinner for the grads from Muddy Waters. (Adam Louis/Observer)A grad bus follows a fire truck toward the end of the grad parade in Agassiz on Saturday, June 5. The parade traveled throughout Agassiz-Harrison, ending in a takeaway dinner for the grads from Muddy Waters. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Agassiz Secondary School graduates got a well-deserved sendoff this past weekend as the Agassiz-Harrison communities celebrated the class of 2021.

Following quiet, intimate graduation ceremonies for each student and a few of their closest loved ones, the graduates hit the road on Satuday (June 5) for the graduation parade. Members of the community cheered them on and honked horns as decorated cars, trucks and a big silver Wanderlodge bus carried the new graduates along the parade route.


@adamEditor18
adam.louis@ ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

agassizHarrison Hot Springs

Just Posted

The Abbotsford International Airshow is back for 2021 with the ‘SkyDrive’ concept.
Abbotsford International Airshow returns for 2021 with ‘SkyDrive’

New format features a drive-in movie type experience, show set for Aug. 6 to 8

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Hope’s Othello Tunnels fully open to the public

Geological testing proved the area safe enough to open for the first time in more than a year

FILE
70 per cent of people aged 12 and older in Agassiz-Harrison have been vaccinated

More than 80 per cent of adults aged 50 and older have been vaccinated, as of June 10

Raeya Evie Duncan was the 100th baby born at Chilliwack General Hospital for the month of May. She is seen here with her parents Alysha Williams and Andrew Duncan on June 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Baby boom in Chilliwack as record number of infants born at CGH in May

‘COVID babies are coming out,’ says dad of 100th baby born at Chilliwack General Hospital last month

Agassiz Agricultural Hall hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Wednesday. District officials reported more than 300 doses are administered per week. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Walk-in COVID vaccine clinic scheduled for Wednesday

Walk-in appointments available while supplies last from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

For more than a year, Rene Doyharcabal and a small group of neighbours in Langley’s Brookswood neighbourhood have been going out every evening to show support for first responders by honking horns and banging pots and drums. Now, a neighbour has filed a noise complaint. (Langley Advance Times file)
Noise complaint filed against nightly show of support for health care workers in B.C. city

Langley Township contacted group to advise of complaint, but no immediate action is expected

A nurse prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Thomas
Vancouver couple pleads guilty to breaking Yukon COVID rules, travelling for vaccine

Chief Judge Michael Cozens agreed with a joint sentencing submission,

An inmate in solitary confinement given lunch on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN/Lars Hagberg
22-hour cap on solitary confinement for youth in custody still too long: B.C. lawyer

Jennifer Metcalfe was horrified to hear a youth had spent a total of 78 straight days in isolation

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. Premier John Horgan listens as Finance Minister Selina Robinson presents the province’s latest budget, April 20, 2021. The budget projects $19 billion in deficits over three years. (Hansard TV)
B.C. government budget balloons, beyond COVID-19 response

Provincial payroll up 104,000 positions, $10 billion since 2017

Ocean debris is shown on Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. on April, 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

Most Read