Students graduating from Logan High School have a chance to return to their school beginnings on Thursday when they participate in the annual Graduation Elementary Wave. Superintendent Frank Schofield says it’s a great opportunity for the graduates to remember their journey through the school system. All graduates return to the elementary they attended in the district and walk the halls in their caps and gowns.
“They walk through the halls and it’s an opportunity for our elementary students to start thinking about what’s in their future, especially when so many of them have relationships with the seniors they will see walking the halls.”
Graduates will board buses at Logan High School starting at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. The buses will take graduates to schools throughout the district where they will receive high fives and cheers from the elementary students.
In addition to being an opportunity for the younger students to see their future, Schofield says the tradition is a reward for teachers, too.
“Elementary teachers are the ones that start a child on their academic path, who give them their initial experiences, but rarely get to see the end product,” he explains. “Having our graduating seniors going back to their elementary schools and having a chance to see their first grade teacher, their third grade teacher, and for those teachers to see those students who they worked with when they were six years old, seven years old are now graduating and heading off to college is a really rewarding experience for our staff. We’re excited to do that again.”
Logan High graduation ceremonies will be Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Utah State University Spectrum.