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KHTS Honors Santa Clarita High School Class Of 2020

With the status of high school graduations in Santa Clarita still uncertain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, KHTS has put together several graduation tribute videos to recognize the high school class of 2020.

Parents of students from across the Santa Clarita Valley submitted photos of their graduates to be included in the videos.

Each video begins with some words of support and congratulations from Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth.

“You’ve been forced to exchange your cap and gowns for masks and gloves, you’ve had to miss out on events and activities that many of you have been looking forward to all year,” said Smyth. “I know how frustrating and disappointing these last few months have been, but I wanted you to know that this community supports you and we will always remember the class of 2020.”


Canyon High School

The Canyon High School class of 2020 includes 512 graduates, 97 of whom graduate with honors. This year’s Valedictorian is Alen Iqbal and the Salutatorian is Lauren Jenkins.

Iqbal is also one of the class speakers along with Estavan Covarrubias.


Golden Valley High School

Golden Valley High School’s 14th graduating class features 502 graduates. 80 members of Golden Valley’s class of 2020 graduate with honors. 

This year’s Valedictorian is Eric Rozi and the Salutatorian is Peter Agban. The Golden Valley class of 2020’s senior class president is Katelyne Aguilar and their graduation speakers are Abigail Royster and Chayliel Quintanilla Flores.


Hart High School

528 students graduate in Hart High School’s class of 2020, 114 of which do so with honors.

This year’s class speakers for Hart’s 2020 graduating class are Stefanie Wolf and Crystal Salinas.


Saugus High School

The Saugus High School class of 2020 includes 585 graduates with 181 Honor Scholars.

Hayden Trowbridge is the class speaker and Emily Belcher is this year’s Torch Bearer.


Valencia High School

The Valencia High School class of 2020 includes 700 graduates with 170 Honor Scholars.  Brooke Friedman is the class speaker for 2020.

Bridget Yang and Ronit Shrestha are co-valedictorians for Valencia High.


West Ranch High School

West Ranch High School’s class of 2020 includes 534 graduates, 204 with honors. 

Rushikesh Pande is this year’s Valedictorian as well as one the two class speakers this year along with Austyn Malynn. Kylie Shin is the class of 2020 Salutatorian.

The Hart School District has been “working feverishly” to create drive-thru graduations for each graduating Class of 2020, complete with stage, reading of the names and a picture taken by O’Connor Photography, said district officials in a statement.

“We think we’ve put together something special and we hope you can join us for this ‘historic’ event.” the Hart District said.

Each graduate car parade is set to happen at Central Park. Cars will enter at the stoplight off Bouquet Canyon Road and will be directed to the back of the park where the stage will be set up.

“We are requesting one car per family, please, and that everyone remains in the car at all times except for the graduate, who will be allowed to walk the stage,” Hart officials said.

Masks are required. Once your senior has crossed the stage and has had their picture taken, they will return to their car. Please follow the signs back to the stoplight to exit onto Bouquet Canyon Road, said the district.

More detailed information, such as what time your student should arrive, students will be assigned a time slot between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. based on alphabetical order, will follow from your individual school site in the coming days, and all questions should be directed to your school.

For now, it’s important to reserve the date for your school’s drive-thru graduation parade. All ceremonies, unless otherwise noted, will begin at 8 a.m.

  • Monday, June 1 — Bowman
  • Monday, June 1 — Sequoia – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 2 — Hart
  • Wednesday, June 3 — Canyon
  • Thursday, June 4 — West Ranch
  • Friday, June 5 — Saugus
  • Monday, June 8 — Golden Valley
  • Tuesday, June 9 — Valencia (Part 1)
  • Wednesday, June 10 — Valencia (Part 2)
  • Thursday, June 11 — Learning Post
  • Thursday, June 11 — AOC – 9:30 a.m.
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KHTS Honors Santa Clarita High School Class Of 2020

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  1. Quite the slap in the face to alternative high schools in this valley! The students at Bowman, Learning Post and AOC are just as impacted.

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Wyatt was born and raised in Santa Clarita. After graduating from Hart High School in 2012, he continued his studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a degree in applied statistics. After a year and a half working in the digital advertising industry, Wyatt left his previous field of work to pursue his interest in writing.