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Panther Parade of Pride 2018

June 12, 2018

students pose holding signsFor the third year in a row, Monticello High School graduates took a step back before they take their next steps forward. On Monday, June 11, the senior class donned their graduation robes, boarded buses and then walked through the hallways of their former middle and elementary schools during the district’s third-annual Panther Parade of Pride. They were met by cheering teachers and students, all who lined the hallways, many carrying signs of encouragement. After the students visited the middle school and each elementary school, they then returned back to the high school for the annual Blue and White ceremony, a celebration of students’ academic successes.

"The Panther Parade of Pride is a beautiful tradition, not just for our seniors but for all of the MCSD community,” Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. “For our students, it’s an opportunity to reflect upon and revisit the people and places who contributed to their success along their journey to graduation. For our educators and staff, it’s a chance to share in our seniors’ moment of triumph. And for our smallest Panthers, it’s an inspiration – they see all the excitement and celebration and think to themselves “one day, I want to do this too.”

Watch a video of the 2018 Panther Parade of Pride