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Monticello graduates take one last trip through their former schools

June 17, 2016

On Monday, June 13 the senior class of 2016 took a bittersweet trip down memory lane during the inaugural “Panther Parade ofstudents board busses for panther parade of pride Pride”. All 2016 graduates, donned in their graduation gowns, boarded yellow school buses, stopping at every school in the district.

 As they arrived, pomp and circumstance blasted through the speakers and teachers and students lined the hallways to cheer the graduates on, throw confetti, offer hand-made cards, and hugs. For many students, it was the first time they had visited their elementary and middle schools since moving up – and will be the last time for the near future.


“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the entire district community to come together and support our graduates,” Supervisor of Special Programs, Dana Taylor, who organized the event, said. “For the teachers, it’s a chance to see their students ready to conquer the world. For the graduates it’s a chance to reflect on how far they’ve come. And for our youngest students, it’s an opportunity to see where hard work and perseverance leads. I’m so grateful to the many people who came together to make this event a reality.”

Watch the event in action here: