Nathalie Ballou sends her son Pierre Ballou, 19, off to graduate from Port Townsend High School on Friday night. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Nathalie Ballou sends her son Pierre Ballou, 19, off to graduate from Port Townsend High School on Friday night. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

PHOTO GALLERY: Jefferson County graduates take the stage

Port Townsend High School held its graduation Friday evening. Ceremonies for Chimacum and Quilcene high school graduating seniors were on Saturday. To view ceremonies online, see https://highschool.ptschools.org/ for Port Townsend, https://www.csd49.org/CJSHS/home for Chimacum and https://fb.me/e/1oyAmiWdA for Quilcene.

Port Townsend High School class of 2021 valedictorian Melanie Bakin waves to serpentine parade spectators as she heads for graduation at Memorial Field on Friday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend High School class of 2021 valedictorian Melanie Bakin waves to serpentine parade spectators as she heads for graduation at Memorial Field on Friday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The best thing about graduation “is getting to be with my class, after so long,” said Cedar Elliott, left. The 18-year-old joined classmate Yarrow Dean, 17, to walk to Memorial Field for the graduation ceremony Friday night. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The best thing about graduation “is getting to be with my class, after so long,” said Cedar Elliott, left. The 18-year-old joined classmate Yarrow Dean, 17, to walk to Memorial Field for the graduation ceremony Friday night. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Finn O’Donnell and Sorina Johnston clowned a bit for the class of 2021 during Friday night’s graduation ceremonies. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Finn O’Donnell and Sorina Johnston clowned a bit for the class of 2021 during Friday night’s graduation ceremonies. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gina Brown accepted Port Townsend High School’s Andy Palmer Memorial Scholarship award during graduation ceremonies at Memorial Field on Friday night. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gina Brown accepted Port Townsend High School’s Andy Palmer Memorial Scholarship award during graduation ceremonies at Memorial Field on Friday night. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

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