Biloxi High School’s Very First Senior Walk
Biloxi High School seniors are making history by revisiting their old grounds. In the very first Senior Walk, BHS seniors went to elementary schools in the Biloxi district, fully dressed up in their caps and gowns. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson was there when the group came to North Bay Elementary.
These Biloxi High School seniors will soon be gracing the stage to receive their diplomas, but first they’re taking one last walk down memory lane. “To see kids and that’s where I used to be at that point and to see old teachers, it just brings back so many memories and it’s so emotional and just taking it in is so much,” said BHS senior Hannah Miller.
BHS seniors paraded through the halls of local elementary schools today, greeting former teachers and showing children that they can someday grow up and graduate. North Bay Elementary student Natalie Hulett said, “They’re showing us how much fun it is, like everybody is looking up to you and being like ‘wow.’”
The younger students lined up outside their classrooms, cheering on the pack of BHS seniors down the walk of fame. “Just thought it would be a great idea to just come and inspire them and let them know that it is in their future and that they can do it,” said BHS President Abbie Brashier.
The elementary school made a board displaying all the places they went to school, showing some teachers that went to Mississippi State and others from Southern Miss and other schools. Principal Laurie Pitre says it is meant to inspire kids and have them start thinking about their future. “To encourage our students to think college is a goal and we want you to see where your teachers went to college and show that.”
One generation of students is looking back while one generation looks forward.“It makes me want to go to college and get a degree and everything like they’re doing,” said Natalie.
Biloxi public schools plan on making the Senior Walk a yearly tradition.
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