Graduating seniors from South Johnston High Schools recently walked the halls of their former elementary and middle schools to inspire younger generations to achieve.
Donning their caps and gowns, seniors walked through the halls of Benson Elementary, Four Oaks Elementary and Meadow School.
“I was more than thrilled to see the seniors walk,” said Tracie Johnson, remediation specialist at Benson Elementary and planner of the event. “It was better than I imagined it would be.”
“Just knowing that I helped play a part in the walk and that my son, Joseph, was able to participate has been so special,” Johnson added. “I look forward to this being a tradition for our students.”
Benson, Four Oaks and Meadow teachers encouraged their classes to come up with creative ways to display their graduation years. Students held up signs, wore hats, held banners and had their graduation years written on sunglass lenses.
Elementary and middle school students lined the halls, cheered and gave high fives as graduating seniors marched to “Pomp and Circumstance.”
After the walk at Benson, third- and fourth-grade students listened to four of the seniors speak. Eddie Glenn, Joseph Johnston, Destiny Norris and Diocelin Vega spoke to on how to be successful if English is your second language, how to succeed academically if you play sports and the importance of being involved in high school.