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Decked out in their green and white caps and gowns, members of the William Floyd High School Class of 2019 participated in the district’s third annual “Senior Walk,” a trip down memory lane back to where it all began for them at William Floyd – John S. Hobart, Moriches, Nathaniel Woodhull, Tangier Smith or William Floyd elementary schools.
The Senior Walk serves as a way to inspire the current elementary school students to achieve great things in their William Floyd academic careers, as well as allow the graduating seniors the opportunity to visit their elementary schools and show their appreciation to their former educators. With the current elementary students and staff lining the halls, and “Pomp and Circumstance” playing on each school’s public address system, the soon-to-be William Floyd alumni were welcomed, congratulated and cheered along the way.
“Each year I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support that the elementary students provide for our seniors,” said Matthew Sanders, William Floyd High School assistant principal and coordinator of this event. “It is a true testament to the commitment of the elementary school teachers who have invested in the success of their past, current and future students.”
Mr. Sanders added, “Our high school seniors were grateful for the warm welcome and encouragement they received. Some were even moved to tears! On behalf of the high school administration and faculty, we are extremely proud of our graduating seniors who serve as role models for our future graduates. We hope our younger students remember the seniors who visited them and participate in this great tradition in the future.”