Music plays and the cheering never stops as teachers and school staff at Millikan High School cheer graduates. Teachers congratulated students, students thanked teachers; music played—marching band at Poly, steel drums at Cabrillo—and principals handed out that one thing everyone had worked so hard for, diplomas, to students sitting in cars. Guidance Counselors Fax: ( 228 ) 241-1836 Long Beach Senior High School provides equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment . Dylan Gambino drives a vintage car with his brother, mother and grandmother at Cabrillo High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Elijah Leonard looks ahead as he comes through a through Millikan High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. More than 400 Long Beach students who have missed out on graduation ceremonies have been surprised with care packages through the Adopt-a-Senior Long Beach Facebook group. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. The senior classes of Cabrillo, Jordan, McBride, Millikan, Poly and Wilson high schools received their diplomas in a decidedly Southern California manner: sitting inside a car rolling very slowly behind a procession of other similarly slow rollers. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. John Hauser stands in front of a giant W after a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Wilson High School. Sheyla Catalan and Gabriel Leal lead the school’s color guard at Long Beach Polly High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. teacher Michelle Worden wears a blow-up costume with a fan inside to keep her cool as she cheers Millikan High School graduates. 228-241-1836. district. Oscar and Tania Marquez pack the whole family in the van as they celebrate the family’s first high school graduate, Nya, at Millikan High School. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. 228-863-6945. Students who will always remember a graduation that will be hard for anyone to forget. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Graduations 2019 schedule: Dates, times for Long Beach area high schools, universities Woodrow Wilson High graduate stands as he is recognized during graduation in … A Jordan High school graduate and family go through the drive-thru graduation ceremony at the school in Long Beach, Thursday, June 11, 2020. But, as you might imagine, no one was complaining about this gradlock (sorry, Class of 2020). A Jordan High school graduate and family go through the drive-thru graduation ceremony at the school in Long Beach, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach. Eddie Romero hangs out the car window as he receives his high school diploma during a Jordan High School drive-thru graduation ceremony at the school. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Cars line up and come through the Jordan High School drive-thru graduation ceremony at the school. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Families line up in Lennox for free turkeys and essential items, Gardena residents, surrounding communities get free turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, Glassell Park local launches raw dog treat company. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Shots fired near LA County DA Jackie Lacey's home, LA County order puts new limits on gatherings, Pasadena suspends permits to 4 restaurants for COVID violations, Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones, Police shoot, kill man with large knife in San Bernardino, Mark Ridley-Thomas reflects on 3 terms as LA County supervisor, PS5 craze: Videos show Black Friday crowds, shoppers tumbling, Newport Beach training club transforms rooftop to outdoor gym, Local doctor issues plea to heed coronavirus warnings amid surge in cases, Officer injured on 91 Fwy in Fullerton after car backs up. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Guidance Counselors Fax: ( 228 ) 241-1836 Long Beach Senior High School provides equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment The face of a graduate sticks out of a car roof at Long Beach Poly High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. George Deloviar one of Jordan High School’s valedictorians reaches for a wrist band from school staff. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. If you were wondering what the deal was with all the car horns, Thursday, that was just the Class of 2020, a class sure to be remembered for enduring what few other classes have ever had to endure. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- If there's one thing we've learned during these tough times, it's that the kindness of strangers tends to spread. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. More than 400 Long Beach students who have missed out on graduation ceremonies have been surprised with care packages through the Adopt-a-Senior Long Beach Facebook group. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Website Hosting Solution Powered by … Jalysa Perez cheers as she sees one of her teachers at Millikan High School. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Jose Lopez waves to school staff during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Cabrillo High School. Fittingly, their commencement ceremonies, Thursday, were like few ever seen in Long Beach. A car enters the Long Beach Polly High school drive-thru graduation ceremony. LONG BEACH, MS 39560 . Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Copyright © 2020 KABC-TV. Athletics; Superintendent; school. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Tina Byrd cheers for graduates as they cruise through the Cabrillo High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Close to home: Climate change in Long Beach, Special Report: Citizen Police Complaint Commission. Sidney Zaragoza and her family members come through the Long Beach Polly High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Subscribe to the Hi-lo's weekly roundup and get the latest arts & culture happenings in Long Beach delivered straight to your inbox. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Teacher and school staff at Millikan High School cheer as graduates come through a drive-thru graduation ceremony at their school. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Adopt-a-Senior Long Beach Facebook group. As unique as the circumstances were, these were also typical graduations in a lot of ways, with lots of cheering, laughter and some tears. Eddie Romero hangs out the car window as he drives away with a banner on the back of the car that says it all during a Jordan High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Cabrillo High School principal Cheryl Cornejo hands Jose Marin his diploma during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. Miguel Cortez, of Jordan High School, waves at school staff as he and his family go through a drive-thru graduation ceremony at the school. Check out the largest Christmas store on Long Island! Daria Frazer stands in front of the giant W for photos as her brother Robin looks on after a drive-thru graduation ceremony at Wilson High School. Sebastian Peraza Hernandez shows the top of his cap as his sister honks the horn at Long Beach Poly High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova. Cars, truck, vans and other 4-wheel vehicles line up as they make their way through Millikan High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Jalysa Perez gets overwhelmed as she wipes away tears during a Millikan High School drive-thru graduation ceremony. Jonathan Lopez waves to school staff at Millikan High School during a drive-thru graduation ceremony at there school. Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. Cabrillo High School principal Cheryl Cornejo hands a graduate diploma during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. A’kyra Anderson-Spurling reacts as she comes through the Long Beach Poly High School drive-thru graduation ceremony.