Georgetown holds Parade of Graduates

With their official high school commencement just days away, this year’s Georgetown High School graduates dressed in their caps and gowns a bit early on the morning of May 17. The calling was the annual Parade of Graduates, an event in which the graduates make their way through the main hallway of the Georgetown Elementary School with elementary students lined up along each wall. Some elementary students held up signs congratulating the members of the  2017 graduating class as they paraded through the hallway, while other young students slapped “high fives” with some of the soon-to-be high school grads. Some of this year’s Georgetown grads carried signs with the names of the colleges they will be attending.
Georgetown Elementary School Principal Nina Miller said the Parade of Graduates is not only exciting for the elementary students who look up to the seniors, but gives them a better idea of that they are working to achieve as Georgetown students.
“It definitely shows them what they are working towards,” said Miller. “The big kids are such an inspiration. Some of them have come over (from the high school) and been mentors to our elementary kids, so that even adds another element to it. It’s emotional for the staff because we’ve had them as students. I cry every year. I think it’s really special and I’m glad we started doing it.”
Georgetown Jr./Sr. High School’s graduation ceremony is slated for May 21.