MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis elementary school celebrated its students’ accomplishments in a very special way to kick off summer vacation.
Hundreds of parents and students lined up in their vehicles for a carpool parade at Campus School.
"We have music. people are decorated,” said Aaren Cassidy, teacher. “Cars are decorated, and we're just having the best time celebrating our students and families.”
Students gathered at the school, excited to see familiar faces.
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“I feel like I’m reuniting with my friends, and it’s really exciting because I get to celebrate my graduation here at campus schools,” said Lakeisha Cole, 5th Grader.
For many students this is the first time they saw teachers and friends since schools are closed because of COVID-19.
“When I found out school was canceled, I was devastated. I don’t think I would spend the rest of the school year quarantined," Cole said.
Many teachers felt the same way as Cole.
“We’re happy to see them,” said Kolbie Sweeten. “We missed them, and we just want to celebrate them today.”
For the 5th grader, this was a bittersweet moment. This was the last time she would see some of her teachers and classmates before she begins middle school this fall.
“I’m very excited to spend my last day here at Campus School," Cole said.
Teachers and parents worked to make sure this was a day that none of the students would forget.
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