Willamette High School
Close to 300 Willamette High School seniors walked across the stage to receive their diplomas as the graduating class of 2018.
Juanita Dominguez, Daniel Gerlach and David Trujillo delivered speeches, and Isaiah Moore and McKayla Webb performed musical numbers before a packed house in the WHS main gym.
Rain forced the commencement ceremony indoors for the second consecutive year but it didn’t detract from the event.
The 69th graduating class at Willamette is now heading to college, trade schools, careers, travel and the military.
Willamette and Kalapuya High School seniors visited all of Bethel’s elementary, middle and K-8 schools to celebrate their upcoming graduation.
Wearing their graduation gowns, students were welcomed with cheers, applause and high-fives from younger kids who anticipate their own grad walk.
The graduating seniors had a chance to show their appreciation for the staff in Bethel schools who taught them over the years, with impromptu reunions taking place in school hallways.
The 3rd annual Grad Walk is also intended to inspire the district’s younger students to dream of graduating, with careers or college to follow.
Willamette’s annual spring musical is a good one: The Addams Family Musical.
Nearly 50 students in the cast, crew and band have been rehearsing since February to bring you this musical comedy.
Drama teacher Tana Walker is continuing the recent tradition of including a live student band in the auditorium’s orchestra pit for this musical.
Shows at Willamette are at 7:00 p.m., tonight through Saturday, with tickets available at the door.
This free event for Bethel parents and guardians will include breakout sessions like Teens & Technology, Mental Health and Teens, and Parenting Teens.
A Teen Youth Panel will represent young people’s perspectives, and information about community resources will be available.
Questions? Call the Bethel Health Center: 541-607-1430.