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Cavalcade of seniors from six high schools ride through Newport and Costa Mesa



June gloom may have been in the sky, but it was all cheers on the ground as hundreds of students from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa rode in a graduation parade Wednesday afternoon.

Half of the cavalcade of students, led by police, fire and World War II-era military vehicles, started at Newport Harbor High and went past Back Bay High School. They met up with more students at Costa Mesa High and ended at Estancia High School.

Angela Maniaci, a parent of a Costa Mesa High graduate, said the parade was created by parents from high schools around the Newport-Mesa Unified school district and organized on Facebook. “We didn’t get support form the district, so this was all word of mouth though parents and our Facebook pages,” she said.

Some students hung out of car windows cheering and others had tunes blasting from their radios as they drove past the OC fairgrounds at the mid-point of the parade.

“It’s fun… like walking (during) a graduation, but just in cars,” said Estancia graduate Leslie Hernandez.

Source: Orange County Register

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