Two years in the making, a resilient class stands tall

This is the story of two school years, two schools, and two very special graduating classes paired with one very lucky day to celebrate our graduates in the small, close-knit town of Cottage Grove. 

It’s an experience shared throughout the southern Willamette Valley. 

The 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years were like inverse evil twins. The previous school year started normal and devolved into uncertainty as the Covid pandemic developed in potency. This school year began with doubts and caution as school officials, parents, and . . .