Standing Room Only As Tassels Turn: Highline Seniors Receive Diplomas Today
Story & Photos by Mark Neuman
Over 250 seniors, comprising the 86th graduating class of Burien’s Highline High School, received their diplomas on a sunny first day of summer (June 21) at Highline Memorial Stadium.
Friends and family members overflowed the stadium’s north stands to standing room only status as senior Katie Gehring addressed her classmates.
“Anything is achievable and it’s ours for the taking,” Katie said. “The world is in our hands.”
Senior Tangi Brantley read a letter to the graduates.
“If you should fall down,” Tangi said, “leap to your feet and dance like no one is watching!”
About one-fifth of the seniors graduated with grade point averages of 3.50 or higher.