Photo by Trisha Walker
Graduating seniors at May Street were treated to rock star fanfare as they paraded down the halls to whoops, cheers, high-fives and hugs.
As of Friday, June 10, 2016
New this year at schools in the Hood River County School District: Graduating seniors visited their elementary schools to parade the hallways in cap and gown.
At May Street, current students lined the halls to cheer and give out handmade paper tassels — and high-fives.
The grads may as well have been rock stars for the reception they received. Overheard by one student after the teens had filed by: “He touched my hand!”
Teary teachers also gave hugs and congratulations to visibly touched teens. May Street Principal Kelly Beard stepped in to take a group shot of the seniors in front of the school beforehand, and thanked them afterwards for coming.
“The HRVHS graduates were excited to see some of their old teachers and promote graduating,” said senior Payton Rigert. “Graduating high school is a stepping stone and it was great for the elementary students to see what it looks like to successfully complete it. Elementary school visits are a tradition that this year’s seniors hope will continue in the future.”