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Students relieved by confirmed graduation location

Kasey Lee

The school’s football field is on its final steps of completion and will be completed in time for the graduation ceremony, filling many seniors with relief.
“[The completion of the field] will be a huge relief for me,” Executive Director David Hussey said. “More importantly [it will be] a positive place for students that use it day-in and day-out.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has officially completed its construction of the field and Astroturf is planned to finish laying padding and turf in the next few weeks, before the end of the year. Many seniors were concerned that the field wouldn’t be finished on time and their graduation ceremony would be relocated, however with the latest update they are now relieved.
“[If the graduation ceremony was being moved] it would be really inconvenient,” senior Benjamin Roodbari said. “I feel like it’s much better at [the school] instead of somewhere else.”
After months of construction the field is finally going to be open to students, just in time for graduation, giving seniors the opportunity to have a proper ceremony and goodbye from the school.
“I feel like it [would’ve been] sad if we weren’t doing [the graduation ceremony] at the school that we were taught in, for the past four years,” senior Tara Chngidakyan said. “It [would have been] disheartening since we also missed out on our freshman year due to COVID-19.”
Over the past few months, the field has been under construction relocating many school events that seniors were excited to attend, disappointing many seniors who wanted to have a fulfilled senior year.
“It sucks because we didn’t have the field at all for the whole year even for football games or any of our senior events,” senior Cassidy Ford said. “[For me personally], I would have been on track, but because we didn’t have a place to practice I just stopped doing the sport altogether.”
In the past few years, the football field’s condition has taken a toll on many students, limiting different sports teams’ abilities to practice and opportunities for all students to enjoy events. Now that the field is complete, students can now enjoy these various events again in the upcoming years.
“I believe [the completed field] will help create school energy and a sense of school pride,” Hussey said.

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