Central Elementary students got a glimpse of what their futures will look like Tuesday morning when Stephenville High School seniors walked down the halls sporting their caps and gowns.
“I really think events like this highlight our students and set expectations for years to come,” Superintendent Matt Underwood said. “It bridges the gap between today and tomorrow.”
Kelly Magin, principal at Central, and Stephanie Traweek, SHS principal, were inspired by the idea after seeing Facebook videos of other districts doing the same thing. Magin said Central plans to make this a tradition.
“We want to do it to show them that this is where they’ll start and that’s where they’ll finish,” Magin said. “This is motivation of a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The high school seniors made their way through the school to the classic graduation march, Pomp and Circumstance while giving out high-fives to Central students.
“I just think it’s a really awesome thing to come here and see where their journey began and now in just a few days their journey will end,” Traweek said.
In conjunction with the event, Central was celebrating ‘Rockstar Day’ and everyone got their boogie on in a hallway dance party.
After the celebration some of the seniors stuck around to pop into the classrooms of their former teachers and read to Central students.