Graduates parading down the halls of elementary and middle schools in their district has become a tradition at some schools, and Thornapple Kellogg High School did it for the first time this year. Teachers saw former students, graduates stepped back into former elementary schools the first time since they’d left them, and younger students honored the grads with claps, high-fives and fist bumps.
“They loved it, they felt like rock stars,” said high school Principal Tony Petersen.
Because all district school buildings are close together, grads were able to march the halls in all of them — McFall, Page and Lee elementary schools; and the middle school.
“Congrats! You used to be this size!” one teacher told the grads as they passed.