It's been a school year to remember, with many changes, adjustments, and growing, especially for our class of 2020 graduates, who will be entering a world and workforce none of us have imagined. Our class of 2020 has emerged from the challenges set before them, equipped with tools to overcome many more tests and celebrations. We are proud of the class of 2020, of all they have overcome and all that they have achieved.
On Saturday, August 15th, our class of 2020 was certified graduates from Chief Leschi Schools. Honks of horns and celebratory hoots through cloth masks could be heard throughout the Puyallup valley.
Students and families heard inspiring words from Puyallup Tribal Council member David Z. Bean, secondary teacher Amanda Fernandez, and Superintendent Marc Brouillet. A limited number of family members were able to sit outside next to their car while watching the ceremony. Our Instructional Technology Department offered laptops to watch the ceremony live-streamed. Click here to rewatch the Class of 2020 Senior Video.
Six students were awarded scholarships for their post-high plans. Catalina Dillon was the recipient of the Washington State Fair Foundation Scholarship as part of her role in serving as Daffodil princess. Valedictorian Isabel Cruz was awarded the Jane Wright Scholarship and the Bill Rifenberry award. Damien Roy was the recipient of the Will Fry Award. Justin Tupulola was awarded the Perseverance Award. Faith Melton was the recipient of the Victor L. Lyon Scholarship and Elsie W. Lyon Scholarship. Salutatorian Gabe Davis was the recipient of the Herman Dillon Sr. Scholarship.
We cannot wait to watch the next chapter of the class of 2020 unfold. We raise our hands to your achievements. huy'.