Students in the class of 2020 had to deal with schools being closed for a quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak.
While that affected a great deal about the class, Douglas High School students still had most of the school year for events such as Homecoming and the big games.
Even if coronavirus restrictions were lifted tomorrow, and they won’t be, students in the Douglas High class of 2021 will have spent most of their 2020-21 school year divided into cohorts and in-person and virtual class.
Graduation is scheduled for June 5 this year.
With almost no sports and no events, parents got together before Christmas to develop a program to try to make seniors’ year a little better.
One of the key issues is that many of the fundraising programs, such as Mr. DHS or prom last spring that would have supported this year’s events had to be canceled.
Last year, parents purchased signs of each senior and lined a parade route from Lampe Park to the high school with them.
As of this week the group announced already raising $4,000 of the $11,200 they hope to collect to help purchase cap and gown packets, senior spirit festivities, senior recognition and spirit giveaways.
The group is conducting fundraising on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sosdhsclassof2021 and through the mail.
Checks payable to SOS: Support our Seniors may be mailed to Play it Again Sports, 911 Topsy Lane, Suite 226A, Carson City, 89705. For questions or information, call Kari Karwoski at 265-0389 or email Jill Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas High School is the largest school in the county, with 1,435 students in January and a senior class that runs around 350.
Today, The Record-Courier debuts an education page produced by supporters of the senior class to honor students’ achievements.It includes information about seniors, and things happening at th