Seniors gathered and celebrated their last day as Pine View high schoolers. The morning began with a senior breakfast where students signed yearbooks, remembered the years, and ate on placemats decorated by elementary schoolers.
Seniors then attended an award ceremony, this was for students only. At 11:00 am, blue flooded the sidewalks as the graduation parade began.
“While we were worried for just a few minutes about rain, the senior parade, in caps, gowns, and full regalia through campus with the younger students standing along the path cheering them on was a continuation of such a special tradition! Hearing “Pomp and Circumstance” as the seniors paraded through campus is such a heartwarming event, and a great part of Senior Friday. This is the only campus where second graders get to truly see and applaud the giants they can one day become, and on whose shoulders they will stand. Thank you to everyone for participating!” wrote Principal Dr. Stephen Covert in an email sent out to faculty.
PHOTO BY ALEKSANDRA MASIULIS
Once the route ended, students flooded to the auditorium steps to eat watermelon, a favorite for many as the seniors passed out slices of the refreshing fruit. Finally, students gathered on the quad and teamed with their favorite subjects for tug of war. Math and science were Team Tie-Dye while Social Studies and English were Team Tie. Team Tie-Dye prevailed providing a great close to the final day for the class of 2021. Even with the hardships faced this year, staff and students still enjoyed the traditions.