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Escondido celebrates grads with a parade

Escondido Charter grad Chenoa dances while celebrating during the 2020 Grand Avenue Grad Parade Sunday afternoon. Photo by Abraham King

Sunday between 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Escondido grads paraded down Grand Avenue with decorated vehicles and Class of 2020 graduates in their caps and gowns. It was an opportunity to give the grads something that the COVID-19 lockdown has denied them in terms of walking to a podium to accept their diplomas. The sidewalks of Grand Avenue were dotted with spectators cheering on their grads.

The event was organized by moms Erikka Gongora and Dee Doee.  

 

Del Lago grad during the 2020 Grand Avenue Grad Parade. Photo by Abraham King

Grads participate in the 2020 Grand Avenue Grad Parade.

Del Lago Academy supporters cheer their grad during the 2020 Grand Avenue Grad Parade. Photos by Abraham King

High Tech High and Mission Hills High School grads participate in the 2020 Grand Avenue Grad Parade. Photos by Abraham King

Proud mom Crystal (back) holds a sign in support her daughter Chenoa, recent grad at Escondido Charter School. Crystal shared that she thought the parade was “a really great idea” and that she was “glad Escondido could do something” for the grads.

 

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