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Parents promote Adopt-a-Calistoga High School Senior program

Parents promote Adopt-a-Calistoga High School Senior program


Like so many high school seniors across the globe, Calistoga graduates will not be participating in a graduation ceremony this year, due to social gathering restrictions.

To provide graduates with something special in lieu of the traditional ceremony, a parent-run group has started the Adopt-a-Calistoga High School program, and invites graduates and the public to participate.

The parents or guardians of each graduate will post a descriptor and photos of their graduate, along with a list the student has created of their favorite things, like snacks, hobbies, and restaurants, which the parents group will then post on the Adopt a Senior-Calistoga Facebook page. There, people will be able to adopt a student and provide them with goodies. More than one person can adopt each student, and each request and adoption will be approved of individually.

“If people are interested and not a fan or member of Facebook, they can contact us directly at my email. Kids can be adopted multiple times. This a wholly parent run initiative not attached to the school District,” said Julie Elkeshen,

You can reach Cynthia Sweeney at 942-4035 or

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The Weekly Calistogan Editor

Cynthia Sweeney has been editor of The Weekly Calistogan since July, 2018. Previously, she was a reporter for the St. Helena Star, and North Bay Business Journal. She also spent a significant amount of time freelancing in Hawaii.

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