ASHLAND, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) It’s been six years since the class of 2016 walked the halls of their elementary school. But today, seniors at North Schuylkill High School had one last chance to walk down memory lane. Eyewitness News reporter Haley Bianco was there for the emotional graduation walk through.
The North Schuylkill senior class of 2016 put on their caps and gowns to celebrate with the teachers that molded their minds and the students that look up to them. Seniors high-fived elementary students as they walked by. Younger students cheered for the seniors, especially their big brothers and sisters.
“She’s my big sister and I just want to be like her,” said Isabel Frasch, a third grade student.
“I remember being that age and i remember being in that school in that position, and I’m so excited for her and the fact that she looks up to me, it’s a beautiful thing,” said Brielle Frasch, senior.
Seniors got to see just how far they’ve come. They were given a letter they wrote back in sixth grade about what their dreams were and who they wanted to be.
“I completely forgot about these letters,” said Brielle Frasch.
Brielle told me she was surprised at how accurate her advice to her future self was.
“I did know that I wanted to be a singer and that right now you should be thinking about what college you want to go to and how you will express your voice to the world,” said Brielle as she read her letter.
For many students, walking through their old halls and seeing favorite teachers– for the last time– made it an emotional day.
“When I saw my first grade teacher, Mrs. Cooper, we locked eyes, and I immediately got emotional,” said Cali Antalosky, senior.
“It really puts it all in perspective and makes us remember where we came from,” said Liam Wolfe, senior.
Educators hope seeing the seniors inspires the younger students to work harder in school, with the goal of graduating in mind.
“I’m sure this will always be a tradition now at North Schuylkill,” said Ken Roseberry, principal at North Schuylkill High School.
Graduation is scheduled for tomorrow night at 7 p.m.