A Todd Beamer High School senior shouts in jubilation at the school’s car parade on June 9 leading into graduation weekend. Photos by Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

A Todd Beamer High School senior shouts in jubilation at the school’s car parade on June 9 leading into graduation weekend. Photos by Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Seniors celebrate final week before graduation

Everything you need to know about Federal Way Public Schools’ graduation weekend June 10-13.

Celebrations for seniors started earlier this week with car parades at each high school in Federal Way, leading into a weekend full of graduation ceremonies.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Way Public Schools is hosting commencement ceremonies outdoors at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. The ceremonies will also be live-streamed, allowing loved ones to support and celebrate their graduate virtually.

Seniors are allowed four in-person guests each. The district has set up tents to cover seniors and the graduation stage in case of inclement weather. The stadium seats are covered.

Prior to the ceremonies, pre-recorded graduation speeches and performances will be broadcast online the day of graduation. Students will then proceed to Federal Way Memorial Stadium at their assigned time for the in-person part of graduation, where graduates will walk across the stage and accept their diploma, the district said.

The Mirror’s graduation edition publishes Friday, June 18. This edition includes a list of all graduating seniors, graduation coverage, a message from the superintendent, and more.

Graduation ceremony schedule

Thursday, June 10: Federal Way High School.

Friday, June 11: Thomas Jefferson High School.

Saturday, June 12: Todd Beamer High School and Decatur High School.

Sunday, June 13: TAF@Saghalie, Truman Campus, Federal Way Open Doors, Internet Academy, Career Academy at Truman, and the Employment Transition Program.

For times, livestream viewing and more information, visit fwps.org/graduation2021.


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A student poses with his proud parents at the Truman Campus car parade on June 9. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

A student poses with his proud parents at the Truman Campus car parade on June 9. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

A group of seniors stop for a photo at the Todd Beamer High School car parade sign that reads “have hope.”

A group of seniors stop for a photo at the Todd Beamer High School car parade sign that reads “have hope.”

A blast of confetti showers down at the Todd Beamer High School car parade on June 9. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

A blast of confetti showers down at the Todd Beamer High School car parade on June 9. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Todd Beamer staff cheer for graduating seniors on June 9. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Todd Beamer staff cheer for graduating seniors on June 9. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

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