ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 12, 2020) — Anaheim will honor graduates and all promoting students of the class of 2020 from May 13 through May 30 at facilities throughout the city.
Many graduation and promotion ceremonies and celebrations have been postponed, canceled or gone virtual due to the coronavirus crisis under the state’s stay-at-home order and limits on large gatherings.
To support students who have worked so hard to graduate and the families that have supported them, the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a resolution to proclaim May 30 “Class of 2020 Day” and to launch a community campaign honoring graduates in Anaheim.
Messages of congratulations and school colors will be displayed at City Hall, The Anaheim Resort, Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, ARTIC as well as Disneyland Hotel and several other Anaheim hotels. We’ll also post messages daily on the city’s Facebook and Instagram pages, featuring a cap and gown clad Andy Anaheim — Anaheim’s beloved mascot.
“My heart goes out to all the graduates impacted by the coronavirus crisis," Mayor Harry Sidhu said. "The class of 2020 holds a unique place in Anaheim history. These unprecedented times call for honoring their achievement in a special way. We thank all of our graduates, their families and teachers for doing their part in these unique and difficult times. We want you to know you’re not forgotten and our city is proud of you.”
Each Anaheim high school will be recognized using their logo and colors, with the following schedule:
May 13 Acaciawood Preparatory Academy
May 14 Anaheim High School
May 15 Canyon High School
May 16 Cornelia Connelly High School
May 17 Cypress High School
May 18 Esperanza High School
May 19 Fairmont Preparatory Academy
May 20 Gilbert High School
May 21 Katella High School
May 22 Kennedy High School
May 23 Loara High School
May 24 Magnolia High School
May 25 Oxford Academy
May 25 Anaheim Discovery Christian School
May 26 Polaris High School
May 27 Savanna High School
May 28 Servite High School
May 29 Western High School
May 30 will be a grand finale to honor all graduates and advancing students in our community, along with their families and teachers. The May 30 recognition will include those who are being promoted to sixth or eighth grade as well as college graduates from Anaheim.
The city also encourages Anaheim businesses and the entire community to show support for graduates on May 30.
Anaheim continues to monitor and address the ongoing situation surrounding coronavirus and provide support to residents and businesses.
For regular updates on coronavirus, please visit Anaheim.net/coronavirus.