Madison Highland Prep HS gives personalized yard signs to seniors

2022-05-14 01:56:25 By : Mr. Jacky Xu

Seniors at Madison Highland Prep high school in Phoenix picked up personalized yard signs Monday morning celebrating their upcoming graduation.

The school canceled its in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Administration at the STEM charter school in Phoenix gifted the personalized yard signs to the seniors to help make it up to them.

A virtual ceremony is scheduled for the 101 seniors May 21 that will include pictures of the graduates and senior quotes, said Joe Kovedsy, academic coach for the school. The school is planning an in-person graduation for June 16, if circumstances allow.

The yard signs featured pictures of the graduating student in their cap and gown, principal Kerry Clark said.

"We really wanted to honor our graduates and do as much for them as we could," Clark said.

Seniors picked up their signs and chatted with school staff on Monday. The students each took a picture with their sign that will be featured in the virtual graduation ceremony.

The school posted the photos of the seniors with their signs on their Facebook page. The signs feature the students' senior portraits with their names, "Class of 2020" and "Congrats!" on them.

The personalized signs are one of many creative ways people are supporting high school seniors whose graduation ceremonies have been delayed or canceled. In south Phoenix, some people are "adopting" seniors and giving them cards, cakes and gifts to celebrate graduation.

"It was pretty touching," Clark said. "They were appreciative, and they can tell that we miss them."

Clark said the school wanted to honor the seniors and were excited for them to put it in their front yard.

"It is a gift from the school to show that we care about them and are thinking about them," Clark said.

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