Congratulations to Portland Public Schools' Class of 2021!
With the country slowly coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Portland Public Schools was able to hold in-person high school graduation ceremonies in 2021 after being limited to drive-through ceremonies in 2020.
Partnering with the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns, PPS used Providence Park to stage 11 graduation ceremonies over four days in an outdoor setting. We are grateful to the staff of the Timbers and Thorns for working with us to make a safe, special ceremony for each of our high schools.
The Class of 2021 dealt with a unique set of challenges, including having much of the senior year conducted under distance learning. In this video (click button to view), members of the PPS Board of Education reflect on what made this year's seniors such a special group.
Below, see videos (click the "play" button on the images to watch), photos and printed programs from each of the ceremonies.