SCHOOLS

How to go seven rounds with your graduation speech

Joe Ramiro Alvarado delivers his commencement speech (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).

The thought of giving the same graduation speech seven times in one day would have been unheard of at the beginning of the year.

The COVID-19 pandemic turned that thought into a reality.

To keep capacity below 250 people, McNary High School hosted seven in-person graduation ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 7, and in each ceremony, Erik Jespersen, McNary’s . . .

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