LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a tough year of COVID learning, schools across the valley continue to celebrate their 2021 graduates. Somerset Academy Losee Campus held a special ceremony Thursday night to honor their students, as they send them out into the world.
The ceremony was held at Craig Ranch Regional Park.
About 119 students donned caps and gowns, with their families in attendance and a few other special guests.
Like many other schools, this is the first time all of the 2021 seniors had been able to gather together like this in months.
8 News Now spoke with the school’s principal earlier, who said it’s really refreshing to see everyone come together.
“We’ve gone back and forth to be able to bring everyone together,” said Principal Jessica Scobell. “It’s bringing us back to normal. It’s great for our graduates; it’s great for our families. So, we are just really excited to be here today.”
Of course, masks were required for the graduates and guests.
“Enjoy what’s left of the summer, and I look forward to seeing what you do in the future,” Scobell told graduates. “They’ve survived a lot of craziness with online school, and they have shown a lot of grit and perseverance, and I’m just very proud of them.”
Special guests included the Nellis Air Force Base color guard. It was just another way to congratulate these kids for getting through this tough and unprecedented year.