LEANDER, Texas - As COVID -19 has canceled many school events for seniors like prom, one school is looking to bring back some school spirit to those getting ready for the next step in their lives.
This time of the year is usually the busiest for high school senior but COVID-19 had other plans. “It’s really upsetting because I would give anything just to be back in that building, prom, walking across the stage I just feel a lot of things were taken from us,” said Jamison Henderson, a senior at Leander High School.
Teachers and staff from Leander High School lined up to pass out caps and gowns to seniors. “I feel like I just want to be back in school and my whole life I just wanted to be out. It makes me sad seeing all my teachers because I just want to be back with them in class,” said Ashley Arredondo, a senior at Leander High School.
There was honking and cheering as senior after senior drove by collecting their gowns.
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This event wasn’t just for the students but also for the school’s staff. “It’s hard because I just miss these kids,” said Chris Simpson, the principal at Leander High School.
Simpson said he knows just how important a physical graduation is for the seniors, so while the original date of May 30th was canceled he said they are working on an alternative for the students in the near future.
“Extremely proud of the work they’ve done over the past 13 years in the classroom; on the field, on the court, in the band hall, in the choir room, in the art room, in the welding shop, in the ag barn you name it. These kids have shown that they can ouch through and succeed in whatever they do and can’t wait to get that last moment with them,” said Simpson.
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