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This weekend, Unalaska will send off the class of 2021 with a parade of the 24 graduates and a commencement ceremony.  

KUCB sat down with a few seniors to talk about what makes Unalaska unique, how the pandemic changed their high school experience and what they'll miss about their home town.  



A Preview Of This Week's Graduation Event

May 10, 2021

Congratulations to the Unalaska City School District Class of 2021!

Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, graduation will look different than previous years. The graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 15 at 7 p.m. The event is limited to a small audience, and the general public should plan to watch over Channel 8 TV or KUCB's Facebook Live page. 

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Unalaska City School District officials are planning for a limited in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 on May 15. 

There will likely be some restrictions on who is allowed to join the 25 seniors as they turn their tassels, according to Superintendent John Conwell.

"Due to the physical distancing requirements needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it is anticipated that only the graduates and their families will be able to attend the ceremony in person," Conwell said. 

KUCB Staff

While hundreds of friends and family members usually gather in the large gym at Unalaska City School in anticipation for the seniors to begin their ceremonial walk down the aisle for graduation, this year's UCSD event looked far different.