Longfellow Center Faculty introduced a parade Might 25 to have fun the commencement of the category of 2025 at 305 Louisiana Ave. in Lorain.
Mother and father and directors organized the parade to provide college students a celebratory transition to highschool.
“We love to do one thing for the eighth-grade to have fun their time at Longfellow and need them properly in highschool,” stated Principal Andrew Hoffman.
The scholars endured an unprecedented 12 months and nonetheless managed to triumph, Hoffman stated.
Stacey Layport, an organizer and father or mother of 13-year-old Justin Layport, an eighth-grader, stated she felt it was essential to honor the children regardless of having an unorthodox 12 months.
“These children have missed subject journeys and different conventional issues eighth graders expertise,” Layport stated. “We needed to have fun them and present them we’re pleased with them.”
In adorned vehicles, mother and father drove by honking and cheering whereas the scholars stood on the pavement.
The parade had a police escort, Layport stated.
Though annually the eighth-grade college students are celebrated, Hoffman stated he believed this 12 months was particular.
“It felt much more vital this 12 months with the whole lot that these children endured and the challenges they went by,” he stated.
Faculty directors stated they break up the scholars into Group A and Group B to make sure social distancing.
The second cohort of scholars will expertise their commencement parade at 12:15 p.m., Might 27.
The final day of faculty is Might 28.