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Miller Field, Bicentennial Park ball-field lit to recognize CHS seniors

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 6:47 am

Dozens of teen-driven cars circled up, headlights pointed inward, Friday night in the Centralia High School Parking lot.

The time was 8:20 p.m., April 20, 2020 for the Centralia High School class of 2020.

The time is sort of a palindrome, because 8:20 is 2020 in military time, the same combination of numbers as CHS’ 105 seniors’ year of graduation.

Observing social distancing, dozens of CHS seniors wrapped themselves in blankets and gathered Friday night in the CHS Parking lot.

A year, that the second half of which is lacking many of the things which make a Centralia High School senior’s graduation year as special one, event supporters said.

“Mostly it’s because we feel so bad for this class of seniors losing so much of their senior year,” one senior parent said. “Senior prank, walking the halls of the elementary. school in their caps and gowns, spring sports seasons and prom. Parents, friends, everyone just wants to do something.”

It’s a way to say, “we see you, we’re with you”

Another agreed. “It’s a way to let the school, faculty and community are supporting them while they miss their spring seasons and the other extracurricular activities, like prom, spring play, art contests, FBLA and FFA contests and music trips.”

The students appreciated the event and said so as Scott Humphrey CHS assistant principal turned on the stadium lights at Miller Field.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.