Graduating seniors in Paradise staying optimistic

Graduating seniors in Paradise are staying strong amid the coronavirus pandemic. They created a video to share with the community.

Posted: Apr 21, 2020 6:53 PM

PARADISE, Calif.- Graduating seniors on the ridge have spent half of their high school career dealing with one disaster after another. First the Camp Fire and now the coronavirus pandemic.

But they Paradise High School class of 2020 is staying optimistic. 

Instead of letting the coronavirus ruin their senior year, they turned a tough situation into a positive one by coming together for a video to share with the community. 

Paradise High School seniors, Bradley Norton and Katie-Lynn Chandler helped come up with the idea of creating a video with their classmates, after seeing a similar video created by students at Wheatland High. 

"I think we are just trying to make the best out of the situation and that's what the video was, just trying to enjoy these last few months," Bradley said. 

They posted it on Facebook and the community responded with overwhelming support.

"I want to thank everyone in the community for all of the support, I know we will all get through all of this, we just have to practice social distancing and stay connected and stay strong,"Katie-Lynn said.

School officials are still working to come up with a plan for the graduation ceremony. 

If the stay-at-home order is still in effect, students say they would like to have a car parade.

No word yet on an official plan for the ceremony. 

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