Prairie Elementary hosting event Wednesday for graduating seniors

WORTHINGTON-- Worthington High School seniors will go back to where their educational journey started when they walk Wednesday through Prairie Elementary's halls.

WORTHINGTON- Worthington High School seniors will go back to where their educational journey started when they walk Wednesday through Prairie Elementary’s halls.


The special ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie. The entire 2017 WHS senior class will through the school while being greeted by hundreds of elementary students and teachers.   


WHS Principal Josh Noble and Prairie Elementary Principal Heidi Meyer made the idea possible after seeing it on social media last year. Noble noted that the parade shows the relationship between the school and some of the students who started in the district at very young age.



“We are starting with some of these students even before kindergarten, and our entire focus is to work with them all the way until they graduate and really set them up for success when they leave us,” Noble said. “We are showing that connection, and that we are trying to continue to be involved in the students’ lives.”


Meyer said a committee has been putting together the details of the event over the last couple of weeks.  


“We created a map and we sketched how all the parade will line up,” Meyer said. “Through the route, kids will have signs and banners … some classes are even making pom poms.”


Meyer added that the parade is not only a time to celebrate seniors, but also an opportunity to motivate elementary students to continue to work hard. She said teachers have been sharing a presentation with them about the message of the parade.



“We don’t want just the kids to show up and cheer,” Meyer said. “They need to believe that it’s possible to accomplish their hopes and dreams, and that takes a plan and a lot of hard work.”


Meyer said she also hopes the senior class feels proud of what it has accomplished and understands it’s a role model for those younger kids.


“I think is going to be really meaningful for them,” she said. “We want them to remember their elementary years.”

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