Drive Thru Event Celebrates Seniors!
On the day that Oaks Christian High School seniors would have walked across the stage to receive their diploma, they instead celebrated the unconventional end of their high school years with a mile-long campus wide parade on May 28.
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Oaks Christian was one of the first schools to hold a drive through graduation event shortly after the Los Angeles County Department of Health green-lighted such parades on May 22 as long as COVID-19 protocols were observed. The campus lies within the LA County boundaries.
Seniors and their family member decorated their cars, vans and trucks with OCS logo and colors, and the name and colors of the colleges they are attending. As they drove the route, they were applauded by faculty and staff who lined the parade route, wearing mask and keeping approved distance.
As cars travelled the route – along campus, portions of La Tienda Drive and Via Rocas – car horns and air horns blasting, they viewed 228 individual oversized banners of each senior lining the route. At individual stations, seniors were given their caps and gowns, graduation stoles, special cookies and mask with the OCS logo, and alumni t-shirts to welcome them into the alumni association.
The parade was organized through the office of student life with High School Activities Director Chanel Chi and High School Dean Marcus Choi spearheading the effort with the help of senior parents, and the OCS facilities crew.
“We are so thankful for the team. The event could not have been possible without them. And a huge thank you to the logistical/operations masterminds who accounted for every detail.” Chi shared.