CLARENCE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tuesday was a big day for seniors in the Western New York. Teachers, parents and administrators from the North Collins and Clarence school district honked in celebration of the Class of 2020.
“I think it’s honestly amazing that they made the effort to come out here," Dean Summerson, Clarence High School senior said.
“We’ve been so out of touch with our seniors, we miss them tremendously and it was just a way to stay connected with them and let them know that their still important to us,” Gail Gawlak, Community Resources Coordinator for the North Collins School District said.
All Tuesday, Teachers and administrators from North Collins and Clarence High schools spent the day delivering lawn signs to seniors.
“It was fun it was kind of bitter sweet and kind of sad but it was a great thing that we were able to do for these kids,” Amy Major, organizer of the Clarence High School parade and parent of a Clarence High School senior said.
North Collins High School has 60 students graduating this year. Clarence has 374.
“We’re gonna cover the entire district and every student will have a sign on their lawn by the end of the day.”
North Collins High School Principal Brandon Wojcik said it was nice to commemorate the Class of 2020.
“A lot of kids are going through tough times right now, but our seniors are especially," he said. "So we just want to show them that we’re here for them and we understand.”
Clarence High School parent Amy Major says this should be a tradition that keeps going strong long after this pandemic is over.
“This is just the beginning. I think every class every year should get something similar to this and not just because of what we’re going through this year."
And while this wasn’t the traditional senior celebration, students are grateful.
“It was really cool to see the love and support of our little town,” Robin Hidy, North Collins senior said.