North Johnston High School seniors on May 20 walked the halls of their former elementary schools to inspire younger students to graduate.
Wearing their caps and gowns, seniors walked through the halls at Glendale-Kenly and Micro-Pine Level elementary schools as elementary school students cheered them on.
“We were high-fiving people and clapping, and I think it was really exciting for seniors to be back where they went to elementary school,” said Laney Stewart, a fourth-grader at Micro-Pine Level Elementary.
The majority of the students who are graduating from North Johnston High School attended either Glendale-Kenly or Micro-Pine Level.
Teachers, administrators and school staff filled the halls to congratulate their former students.
“I’m extremely proud of each of these graduates. I love them all, ” said Karen Parker, media coordinator at Micro-Pine Level.
Parker taught kindergarten at the school for 16 years. “I can remember when they first walked into kindergarten and the looks on their faces,” she said. “It matched the excitement I saw today.”
Senior Spencer Griswold said he felt proud to see the excitement in the younger children’s faces. “It was exciting to see all of the little kids,” he said. “It was kind of emotional walking through, seeing where I used to be compared to where I am now.”
The Senior Walk marked the second in Johnston County this year. Earlier, seniors from South Johnston High visited Benson, Four Oaks and Meadow elementary schools.
To see a video of the walk, go to https://vimeopro.com/johnstoncountyschools/jcs-news/video/167480475