GWINN — Graduation is a time when students get to celebrate the hard work they’ve put into their schooling careers, and the community comes around to support them. Well, even though graduations have been canceled or postponed, that doesn’t mean that seniors can’t still walk.
That’s exactly what happened in Gwinn on Friday evening, where the graduating seniors wore their caps and gowns and walked through town. They started at the high school and walked the entire boulevard to Gilbert Elementary, and back to the high school.
Seniors at Gwinn traditionally walk the halls of the schools before they graduate, but with the school year being cut short, walking through town was a good alternative way to celebrate the end of an unusual year.
“I believe that this opportunity allowed them to, kind of, replace an activity they would’ve had,” said Sandy Petrovich, Superintendent of Gwinn Area Community Schools. “And it allows them to have some normalcy in what has been a very abnormal time of year. They mean the world to their community, and their community means the world to them.”
There were 43 seniors graduating from Gwinn High School this year, many of them making the walk down the road to Gilbert, where their schooling careers started.