Parents pitch in when post-grad party fizzles

Fort Vancouver High School, June 6, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Fort Vancouver High School, June 6, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN 6) — The graduating seniors at Fort Vancouver High School will graduate next week. But their drug- and alcohol-free after-party was cancelled.

Susan Baker and other parents are still trying to make it happen after someone else in charge left the senior class hanging.

“I think the person that was running it (the graduation planning) was getting frustrated and things weren’t moving ahead,” Baker told KOIN 6 News. “I think she just said, ‘I don’t see how this can happen.'”

She began raising money for the graduation party on GoFundMe and printed up flyers to send with her son to school.

Principal Scott Parker told KOIN 6 News the school would “help them get that communication out. We’ve been talking to some folks to help offset the cost.”

Parker said the school doesn’t normally deal with the post-graduation party because the students are technically not with the school, but they made an exception this year.

The school will send out a robocall to parents in an effort to help give the senior class something others have had for years.

“We just really need to get the money to back it and we really need students to trust that we can make this happen for them,” Baker said. “Get their tickets and let us give them a great send off.”

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