North Schuykill Junior High School seniors do a final walk through at the elementary school

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Graduating high school can be a bitter-sweet moment for many. 

At North Schuylkill Junior High School, the senior class shared a celebratory moment today with younger classes while reminiscing about their time at the school.

This is the North Schuylkill Junior High School class of 2019. All being cheered on by students of the elementary school many of them once attended. 

“Seeing all the smiles on the kids faces. We were running down, giving them high fives. Felt like a celebrity,” Mitchell Wagner, high school senior said.

It’s become a tradition at the school district for the last four years, as the seniors say good by to their time with the school district. 

As students flooded the hallways, they were also flooded with memories as they prepare for their next step in life.

The letters you see in their hands are ones the seniors wrote to themselves when they were in the sixth grade. They picked them up from their 6th grade teachers along way, adding to the nostalgia.

“Honestly I almost cried. Because I did say in my letter that the years would go really fast and I was right,” Emily Sugrue, class valedictorian said.

Giving their former teachers a chance to see how the students have grown and matured over the years. 

“They realize, wow! We graduated from this school and now we are graduating from high school. And now the next step is the real world,” Beverly Ney, 6th grade teacher said.

A rush of memories for seniors and a moment of hope for younger classes.

“It gives them something to look up to and makes them find something they can stride to be one day,” William Weiss, high school senior said.

Knowing in the future, it will be those elementary students parading the halls, saying goodbye to yesterday.


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