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Ashley Caldwell displays the heart sign around the Rainier High School insignia on her fleece jacket recently. Caldwell teaches a variety of English classes at the school, and relishes her role as a mentor and friend to her students.

The Rainier High School staff and greater community are expected to turn out in droves to recognize the graduating class of 2020 during a vehicle procession set to start at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5.

The high school will also host a virtual graduation shortly before the procession that will be published via a video link on the district’s website. That is expected to be uploaded by 5 p.m.

The 6-mile procession will start at the Rainier High School parking lot and will depart from there at about 7 p.m. From there, the line of cars will exit out toward Alaska Street, onto Third Street and wrap around Rainier Elementary before heading toward State Route 507.

Heading north on 507, the procession will take a left on Centre Street and then cut through the Middleton Apartments before heading onto Rainier Road Southeast.

From Rainier, the procession will take a right on to 133rd Avenue Southeast. The procession is expected to make a curve through Rainier Acres Road and Rainier Loop SE.

Heading back to downtown, the procession will take a left on Olympia Street, wrap through Volesky Drive, then head back on 507 toward Yelm. The procession will then hang a right on Myers Street, and another on to Easy Street for the home stretch.

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