Grads Honored in Patagonia
Anna Coleman, teacher and the director of Patagonia Youth Enrichment Center (PYEC), had the idea to print PUHS 2020 graduates’ pictures on banners and display them around Patagonia. She and PUHS English teacher Journee Hayes enlisted the help of Angelica Lucero, PUHS Business Manager, who designed the banners. The Parent Teacher Booster Club (PTBC) funded the printing of the banners which were put on display all around Patagonia as a surprise gift to the graduating class of 2020. Coleman also included college graduates in this acknowledgment. Although many parents paid for their child’s poster, others were covered by generous donations.
Though these banners do not make up for the loss of celebrating the milestone of graduation in the traditional way it shows, as Coleman said, that “We all love these kids. Journee and I have had many tearful conversations about these kids. Even though we know high school doesn’t define who we are as adults, it is a memorable time in our lives.”