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.