Graduating seniors receive warm send off from elementary students

By Matthew Bernat | Jun 08, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Victoria Paim walks through the halls of Minot Forest on Thursday as young students cheer.

Graduating seniors earned a reception usually reserved for rock stars on Thursday.

Members of Wareham High School’s Class of 2017 took a stroll through Decas Elementary and Minot Forest Schools on that day amid cheers from young students. Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood said this was the first year the senior class returned for a walk through the halls dressed in caps and gowns before graduation. Shaver-Hood said the plan is to start is a new tradition in the district.

The initial run went well, she said.

“Today was fabulous,” said Shaver-Hood. “The younger students couldn’t have been more enthusiastic and the seniors truly appreciated the welcome.”

In Minot Forest halls, all students stood with streamers and handmade signs, yelling and shouting as the seniors walked past. There were high fives, hugs and a few reunions as seniors greeted former teachers.

“This was my favorite day of the year,” said one senior before boarding a bus back to the high school.

“I did not expect that,” said another.

The Wareham High School graduation is scheduled for June 9 at 6:30 p.m. on Spillane Field.

Nevaeh Fernandes holds up a sign congratulating graduating seniors. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Jessica Savageau, center, smiles as she leaves Minot Forest with her fellow seniors. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Seniors walk out of Minot Forest on Thursday after a warm reception from elementary students. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
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