By Thomas Gase
The days of watching a graduation ceremony from the passenger seat of a car seem to be over for local high schools.
Vallejo, Jesse Bethel, St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Benicia, American Canyon and John Finney high schools will all be returning to a more traditional commencement event during the next few weeks, starting with St. Pat’s this Saturday. Some schools, such as Vallejo, Bethel and possibly Benicia, will be doing two events on the same day, with certain students showing up at one time and the other half at another time later in the day based on what letter their last name begins with.
St. Pat’s has 107 students in its 2021 graduating class, according to the school’s dean of students, Lane Hawkins.