PHOTOS: Greater Vernon grads show style for pictures

Eleven members of Fulton Secondary’s Class of 2020, Tori Hauptman (from left), Quin Williamson, Ethan Schiman, Emily Lehoux, Keaira Korberg, Sara Mann, Aiden Trottier, Karan Malhotra, Dylan Beaumont, Hayden Catt, and Vernon Secondary School Grade 11 date Emma Baycroft, brave the rain and unseasonably cold temperature for a fantastic memory of what’s been a trying year for all Class of 2020 members Saturday, June 13, at Kal Beach. (Lisa Mazurek - photo)Eleven members of Fulton Secondary’s Class of 2020, Tori Hauptman (from left), Quin Williamson, Ethan Schiman, Emily Lehoux, Keaira Korberg, Sara Mann, Aiden Trottier, Karan Malhotra, Dylan Beaumont, Hayden Catt, and Vernon Secondary School Grade 11 date Emma Baycroft, brave the rain and unseasonably cold temperature for a fantastic memory of what’s been a trying year for all Class of 2020 members Saturday, June 13, at Kal Beach. (Lisa Mazurek - photo)
Kalamalka Secondary Class of 2020 member Olivia Seibel, wearing her grad finery, appears to be officially greeted at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Cattle Co. by Cedar, a mother Angus cow, Saturday, June 13. (Tanya Seibel - photo)Kalamalka Secondary Class of 2020 member Olivia Seibel, wearing her grad finery, appears to be officially greeted at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Cattle Co. by Cedar, a mother Angus cow, Saturday, June 13. (Tanya Seibel - photo)
With the official grad picture cancelled at Polson Park, members of Fulton Secondary’s Class of 2020 looked for green spaces that were open for pictures in their grad outfits. Sulman Ali (from left), Kierra Nahirny and Kevin Forse use Nahirny’s umbrella for protection from the falling rain. (Jacqueline Olson - photo)With the official grad picture cancelled at Polson Park, members of Fulton Secondary’s Class of 2020 looked for green spaces that were open for pictures in their grad outfits. Sulman Ali (from left), Kierra Nahirny and Kevin Forse use Nahirny’s umbrella for protection from the falling rain. (Jacqueline Olson - photo)
Fulton Secondary Class of 2020 members Cole Hutchison (left) and Seiji Bott pay tribute to their minor baseball days during class picture events Saturday, June 13. (Jacqueline Olson - photo)Fulton Secondary Class of 2020 members Cole Hutchison (left) and Seiji Bott pay tribute to their minor baseball days during class picture events Saturday, June 13. (Jacqueline Olson - photo)

They were supposed to have their pictures taken in Polson Park, keeping up with tradition.

But with the park closed at the time due to flooding, the Class of 2020 from Fulton Secondary School got creative with the traditional photos in their finery.

One dozen (11 grads and one date) went to the dock at Kal Beach on Kalamalka Lake with rain falling and heavy grey clouds looming.

Others gathered in different parks in the area.

One Kalamalka Secondary student had a photo taken with her in her dress being greeted by a hefty bovine.

It’s been a crazy, anything-but-traditional year for all grads in 2020.

Here’s to them for making the most of a tough situation.

And, they looked great doing so.

Vernon Secondary School’s Class of 2020 will revive a tradition stopped in 1981, when they will paint Suicide Hill – the top of 30th Avenue – Wednesday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will arrive in groups to obey provincial health regulations.

READ MORE: Lumby grads leave their mark in 2020

READ MORE: Tagging Suicide Hill OK’d by Vernon council



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Graduation 2020

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Township of Spallumcheen is now handling applications for planning and development. (Morning Star - file photo)
Township of Spallumcheen handling development, planning applications

Convenient service for township residents, businesses, who no longer have to travel to Coldstream

An Enderby restaurant and pub was shut down Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, 2020 as a precaution after a guest reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. (Howard Johnson photo)
Enderby pub reopens after COVID-19 scare

After a guest reportedly tested positive for the virus, staff test results came back negative

Vernon Teach and Learn has earned numerous awards throughout its family-owned and operated history. (Photo submitted)
Vernon’s guide for Christmas toy shopping locally rather than online

Local businesses need support during the pandemic, and they’ve also got the goods this holiday season

Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance.
(File photo)
Occupant extracted from crash north of Vernon

Car went over embankment off Highway 97 in Spallumcheen

The City of Vernon broke ground on some new affordable housing to be built on Pleasant Valley Road in August. The city, along with the Okanagan Indian Band, will receive more units courtesy of the province. (Morning Star - file photo)
Affordable housing moves to Vernon, Okanagan Indian Band

Close to 30 homes to be built for low-to-moderate-income families

Elkhart Gas Station, located on Highway 97C about 60 kilometres west of Peachland, opened in November 2020. (Google maps)
The Okanagan Connector now has a gas station

The highway previously ran for over 117 kilometres without a place to fuel up

The Hughes’ Grinch was stolen from their front yard Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The Santa suit the Grinch is wearing is 50 years old and has sentimental value. It was once worn by April Hughes’ dad. (Hughes photo)
Grinch stolen from Penticton home is ‘irreplaceable’

The Hughes have had a Christmas display for 25 years on Grandy Avenue in Penticton

Midway RCMP’s Cpl. Phil Peters spoke at Greenwood’s city council meeting Monday, Nov. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
B.C. Mountie builds fire to warm suspect with hypothermia prior to rescue

Cpl. Phil Peters said the civilian helped police track, apprehend and eventually rescue the suspect

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Revelstoke COVID-19 cluster linked to non-essential travel: Horgan

There have been 46 cases of COVID-19 in the community

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation at the legislature, Nov. 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
Hockey team brought COVID-19 back from Alberta, B.C. doctor says

Dr. Bonnie Henry pleads for out-of-province travel to stop

B.C. Premier John Horgan on a conference call with religious leaders from his B.C. legislature office, Nov. 18, 2020, informing them in-person church services are off until further notice. (B.C. government)
B.C. tourism relief coming soon, Premier John Horgan says

Industry leaders to report on their urgent needs next week

Most Read