The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Roger Harnack

From 'Tucna to 'Zoula


Last updated 8/7/2020 at 12:57pm

Roger Harnack

Calby VanHollebeke moves her tassle signifying she's graduated during commencement Friday night at Washtucna High School.

WASHTUCNA – A dark and mostly empty gymnasium didn't take away from Calby Ann VanHollebeke's evening Saturday.

As the only member of the Class of 2020 to show up for graduation, VanHollebeke took the sole seat on the stage, helped by her brother, Jess VanHollebeke, who served as the graduation column leader.

Only four family members and a handful of School District employees were present for the Pomp and Circumstance that was also live broadcast in a digital format for those who could not attend.

The remaining members of the Class of 2020, Daphnee Smith and Emma Hulett, were unable to att...

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