Graduating senior Damen Ringgold waves a Roughrider flag as he takes part in a graduation procession for Port Angeles High School through the streets of Port Angeles on Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Graduating senior Damen Ringgold waves a Roughrider flag as he takes part in a graduation procession for Port Angeles High School through the streets of Port Angeles on Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities

Port Angeles and Port Townsend seniors take to the streets in graduation parades.

Residents turned out to cheer graduating seniors as the Class of 2020 rolled down city streets in Port Angeles and Port Townsend on Friday in lieu of the usual formal graduation ceremonies. Port Angeles posted a virtual ceremony on its website and Port Townsend celebrated commencement with a modified ceremony at the Wheel-In after the parades.

Port Angeles students and parents organized a motorcade of students in more than 100 cars for a trip from Ediz Hook, through downtown and up to the high school. A total of 262 seniors were to receive diplomas as part of the Class of 2020.

Port Townsend High School seniors waved to residents who lined Water Street during the Senior Serpentine on its way to the drive-in. Other North Olympic Peninsula districts celebrated graduation Saturday.

A line of vehicles containing graduating Port Angeles High School seniors makes its way up Park Avenue near the school during a graduation procession on Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A line of vehicles containing graduating Port Angeles High School seniors makes its way up Park Avenue near the school during a graduation procession on Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sudi McLaughlin, grandmother of graduating senior Tyler Bowen, hangs a message for members of the Port Angeles High School Class of 2020 in front of a house along the route of a motorcade of graduates on Friday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sudi McLaughlin, grandmother of graduating senior Tyler Bowen, hangs a message for members of the Port Angeles High School Class of 2020 in front of a house along the route of a motorcade of graduates on Friday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles High School seniors Haley Pressley, left, and Bella Money decorate a car with streamers in the school’s colors at the start of a graduation procession for the Class of 2020. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles High School seniors Haley Pressley, left, and Bella Money decorate a car with streamers in the school’s colors at the start of a graduation procession for the Class of 2020. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Decorated cars line up on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Friday prior to the start of a procession of Port Angeles High School graduates through the streets of the city. The motorcade was arranged to make up for the lack of an official graduation ceremony, which was canceled for fear of spreading COVID-19. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Decorated cars line up on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Friday prior to the start of a procession of Port Angeles High School graduates through the streets of the city. The motorcade was arranged to make up for the lack of an official graduation ceremony, which was canceled for fear of spreading COVID-19. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles High School senior Camryn Mason sits on top of a car at Ediz Hook prior to the start of a processional motorcade of graduates as classmates, from left, Madilyn Roenig, Nacia Bohman and Felicia Che stand nearby Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles High School senior Camryn Mason sits on top of a car at Ediz Hook prior to the start of a processional motorcade of graduates as classmates, from left, Madilyn Roenig, Nacia Bohman and Felicia Che stand nearby Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

The Port Townsend High School Class of 2020 rolled down Water St. in vehicles as part of its modified graduation celebration Friday. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities
Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities
Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities
Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities
Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities
Peninsula graduates cheered Friday in drive by festivities

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