A Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate pumps their fist in the air as they drive in the Marysville Tulalip All High School Senior Parade on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. Hundreds of local high school seniors turned out to join in on the parade to celebrate their graduation and senior year in an unconventional manner due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate pumps their fist in the air as they drive in the Marysville Tulalip All High School Senior Parade on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. Hundreds of local high school seniors turned out to join in on the parade to celebrate their graduation and senior year in an unconventional manner due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Seniors from Marysville schools mark accomplishment with parade

In an attempt to make up for losing the usual graduation, parents planned a city-wide parade Friday.

MARYSVILLE — Hundreds of seniors are set to graduate from Marysville schools this year, but have missed some of the quintessential high school moments.

In an attempt to make up for that, a group of parents planned a city-wide parade Friday night. City officials and the Marysville School District were not involved.

Graduates were invited to decorate their cars and have a chauffeur tote them around the city, past all four high schools: Marysville Pilchuck, Marysville Getchell, Legacy and Heritage.

Residents were encouraged to cheer on the kids from afar, while keeping space between one another to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Wish them good luck in their futures,” organizer and parent Jennifer Schmidt said. “Because the first 13 years is tough, and it only gets better.”

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