Where it all began CLIFTON PARK

Seniors walk halls of their old elementary

Bittersweet experience for some

BY KASSIE PARISI Gazette Reporter
 
 Soon-to-be graduates of the Shenendehowa Central School District took on a trip down memory lane Wednesday morning.
 
 The school district hosted its first ever graduate walk-through ceremonies on Monday and Wednesday.
 
 During the ceremonies, which took place throughout the district’s eight elementary schools, high school seniors donned caps and gowns and walked through the hallways of the elementary schools they once attended. As they made their way through the school, current elementary students lined the halls holding posters of congratulations.
 
 For Haleigh Twohill and Sondra Slepski, seniors who attended Tesago Elementary, the opportunity to walk through the halls of their old elementary school was a bittersweet thrill prior to graduating.
 
 “It’s nostalgic. It’s definitely nostalgic,” Slepski said.
 
 Twohill agreed, but added that she’s looking forward to graduating on Friday, as long as it doesn’t rain.
 
 “I’m excited for graduation,” she said.
 
 Shen will hold its graduation on Friday at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. No tickets are required to attend, and the ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.
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Shenendehowa High School seniors who attended Tesago Elementary School do a walk-through of their old school on Wednesday as current elementary students cheer them on. The seniors will graduate on Friday.


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Tesago Elementary School first-graders welcome graduating seniors on Wednesday.