Seniors have had a tough year. No prom, no last day of school, and no traditional graduation. However, the Vicksburg Warren School District is trying to make up for that a little bit with graduation yard signs.
The district made a sign for every graduating senior in its district. Each sign includes the senior’s photo and name along with their school logo. Local volunteers and district employees teamed up to deliver the yard signs around the county.
Nathan Mosley is the valedictorian from Warren Central High School. He was involved in countless activities such as the National Honor Society, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Choir and many more.
“I am truly thankful for VWSD for providing us seniors with something we can cherish for the rest of our lives,” Mosley said. “I am so blessed to be a part of this great school district!”
Kameron Batty graduated No. 5 in his class at Vicksburg High School. He was the student body president and a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the president of Key Club. He was also a student ambassador for the district.
“Though our graduation ceremony wasn’t all we had imagined, I’m glad we made the best out of our current circumstances,” Batty said.
Michell Liu is the salutatorian from Warren Central. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Key Club.
“I think it was a really sweet thing that they did that for us even when they didn’t have to,” Liu said. “Thank you VWSD for thinking about us seniors!”
Logan Sanderford graduated fourth in her class at River City Early College. She has received the University of Southern Mississippi’s Luckyday scholarship, USM Academic Excellence scholarship and Hinds Community College President’s Scholarship.
“I really appreciated the extra effort that the school district put in to make us feel special during this time,” Sanderford said.
Lucy DeRossette is the director of innovations for the school district. She is also a parent of a graduated senior at Warren Central, Ann Wallace DeRossette.
“I love the signs! And the fact that school employees delivered them was just an extra special touch,” Lucy DeRossette said. “Our seniors and their families have been traumatized and heartbroken over the early closing of schools and the loss of the typical senior graduation festivities. Because of these signs, every student is celebrated in a very special way.”