May 8th had special meaning for the seniors from Greater Atlanta Christian School. It was their official last day of classes, and the administration wanted them to have a special memory-moment.
One of GAC's end of year traditions includes a Senior Walk-through of the Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School and High School buildings, ending with a buffet of donuts. A campus parade was a way to have that experience under social distancing provisions.
A Senior Drive Thru was organized for the 172 seniors and their families to cruise through GAC's 88-acre campus in Northeast Atlanta. A heartfelt message by HS Principal, Shane Woodward, greeted them on their personal devices as their parade began. Personalized photo signs for each senior marked the path of the guided route led by a sheriff’s escort. The students' colorfully decorated vehicles were cheered on by the K-12th grade faculty and staff, who held congratulatory signs, cheered and used noisemakers. At the end of the route, students received a dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts to continue their celebration at home.
“Today's Drive Thru has been extremely uplifting for all of us. As a parent of a senior, it was incredible to see the faculty and staff lined up clapping, waving and shouting words of love and encouragement to the seniors and their families. It was an inspiring way to culminate the seniors' last day of high school. Who knows, it may become a new tradition!” shared GAC president, Dr. Scott Harsh.
GAC is planning a graduation in late summer if permitted by health protocol.