Lowell — It was smiles and hugs for Class of 2023 graduate Lena Clark and her second-grade teacher, Amber Stirrup.
“Best student ever!” Stirrup exclaimed.
“Best teacher ever!” responded Lena.
The two reconnected in the Alto Elementary school yard after she and fellow members of the senior class who spent their early years at the school paraded through the hallways the day before their May graduation. Current Alto students cheered and high-fived them as they walked by. Similar parades took place at Bushnell, Cherry Creek and Murray Lake elementary schools.
“I’m excited and ready for the future,” senior Grace Larson said.
Seniors also checked out their old playground, with several taking a nostalgic ride down the slide. They reminisced about favorite Alto memories, like field day and running club, and preceded the event with a pizza party at a nearby park.
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