First Cohort of Port Angeles CSF Scholars Celebrates Graduation

Photos: Patsene Dashiell

On Friday, June 15, 48 CSF Achievers Scholars celebrated their graduation from Port Angeles High School at a commencement ceremony in Port Angeles. This is the first CSF cohort to graduate in Port Angeles since CSF expanded into the district and started working with the students as high school juniors in 2016.

Graduating CSF Achievers Scholars along with their classmates, families, teachers and community members gathered at Civic Field on a warm summer evening to celebrate this important milestone. With the stadium at full capacity and a beautiful sunset as a backdrop, they listened to inspiring remarks by three student speakers as well as the school board president, principal and superintendent. They also enjoyed music by the Port Angeles High School Band and Orchestra and the Senior Class Singers.

All 48 Port Angeles CSF Scholars are planning to attend college and were awarded scholarships totaling more than half a million dollars in merit scholarhips. Diplomas were announced by 2018 class officers, including CSF Scholars Joslyn (Vice President) and Charles (Treasurer).

The scholars wore red, blue and yellow CSF honor cords they had received from College Prep Advisor (CPA) Rosalynn Rees at a special year-end celebration on June 8. During the celebration, the scholars enjoyed pizza, ice cream sundaes and each other’s company as they celebrated their next steps to college.

Congratulations, CSF Port Angeles graduates, on your phenomenal accomplishments!