The William George Agency for Children’s Services held a campus-wide parade last week in honor of the nine senior graduates that make up the class of 2020.
That took place Wednesday (June 24) and was joined by members of the Freeville Fire Department, as well as the Dryden Police and Ambulance departments.
Along the route, seniors were acknowledged by staff and fellow students who cheered them on while holding posters and banners they made to honor each of their accomplishments.
The parade concluded with the seniors participating in a small tree planting ceremony, in commemoration of their successful graduation despite the unusual circumstances forced by COVID-19.
“The loss of in-person graduations means our students have missed out on a time-honored tradition that reflects their efforts and recognizes their hard work to get where they are today. It has been incredibly important and meaningful for both our graduates and our entire campus that the Dryden and Freeville communities have gone to such great lengths to show their incredible support for our graduates,” said WGA Director of Operations Danielle Chase, LCSW, CASAC. “We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to all those who were involved in helping us to make this an unforgettable celebration and greatly appreciate the community’s involvement in supporting our graduates!