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Parade of graduates

Seniors from Sparta High School were honored by the community on May 29 with their own graduation parade. 

Rose Goth shows her graduation spirit

With schools shuttered in March to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, the graduates — like those all over the country — missed out on end-of-year pomp including taking the stage to flip their tassels in honor of completion of high school.

In addition to a virtual senior awards night on May 20, school officials joined with the Village of Sparta to plan a graduation parade down the hill on Spartan Drive and along Division Street. Each student was invited to decorate a vehicle for the event. 

Sparta High School’s graduation ceremony is planned for 6:30 p.m. on June 25, location and other specifics to be announced.

Read about more school parades in East Grand Rapids and Godwin Heights

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Janice Holst
Janice Holst
Janice Holst was a reporter for SNN covering Kent City and Sparta. She has been both a teacher and a journalist. A former MLive reporter, she wrote features and covered local government and schools for Advance Newspapers for nearly two decades. She also was a recipe columnist and wrote features for Mature Life Style and occasional entertainment pieces for On The Town magazines. She lives in Sparta Township and enjoys spending some of her retirement hours writing the stories of the northern Kent County school districts.

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