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Phoebus High School highest honor graduating seniors visit Syms Middle School eighth graders
Students from Phoebus High School will officially graduate on Saturday, June 18. However, some of the students graduating with highest honors donned their caps and gowns early to visit eighth grade students at Syms Middle School.
The students marched into the auditorium to cheers and applause and had the opportunity to share their high school experiences with the students. The seniors, along with Mark Hudson, principal of PHS, shared inspirational words with the students about the importance of starting now to work on their graduation goals.
Here’s what those involved had to say about the experience.
“A lot of the students were excited to see their older peers – to see that they made it,” said Tierra Moody, student at Syms. “It was an inspiration to me personally. I can see myself there one day (honor graduate).”
Juliette Carter, graduating honors student from Phoebus, said, “It was great that we could show them the true meaning of high school – success – that there is more to this than just friends, sports, etc.”
Hudson added, “I was impressed by our students’ ability to speak to the middle school students without preparation. It was interesting to hear that the advice they offered would have been the same that I would have given myself. Hopefully, this is something we can continue and expand on in the future.”
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