Los Alamos High School will wrap up “Celebrate Our Seniors” month with a Parade of Graduates starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30.
The community is invited to celebrate the seniors’ accomplishments and show Topper Pride as members of the Class of 2020 proceed along Diamond Drive.
Social Distancing restrictions are in effect and public gatherings are still not allowed, so everyone participating is encouraged to stay in their vehicle and be especially mindful to wear masks and maintain a six-foot physical distance from any other non-household members.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Orange/Sandia and Diamond Drive, proceed to the roundabout at the base of North and Barranca Mesas, and end at the intersection of Orange and Diamond Drive.
Spectators are asked to line the shoulder of Diamond Drive with their decorated vehicles and honk, wave and cheer on the Class of 2020.
Spectators also are encouraged to find a spot somewhere along the route since the parade will not directly pass the high school. Diamond will not be closed to local traffic during the parade, and members of the community are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel 9:45-10:45 a.m., Saturday on Diamond Drive.
Local radio station KRSN AM 1490 will be broadcasting live throughout the parade. Families and friends of graduates are encouraged to leave a greeting for graduates to be played on the air. There are two ways that messages can be submitted to KRSN: email recordings (in a .mp3 or old-fashioned .wav format) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505.663.1490 and the message can be recorded over the phone.
Staging will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and graduates should arrive in pre-decorated vehicles between 9:30 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. and are asked to wear masks and stay in their vehicles during the staging.
Vehicles will be staged in a single file line that weaves through campus, beginning at the back entrance to campus off Canyon Road near the practice field. Graduates will proceed in the parade in the order that they arrive in the staging area, and are encouraged to have a household member chauffeur them along the route so they can take full advantage of the opportunity to see and be seen.