Gloversville school district praises high school senior walk

GLOVERSVILLE – The recent senior walk through the elementary and middle schools of the Gloversville Enlarged School District was a success, according to district officials.

During Monday’s school board meeting, the district said its senior walk has gotten positive reaction from the soon-to-be graduates and the students who cheered them on. The district is looking to make this an annual tradition in the coming years, officials said.

In the walk, seniors put on their graduation caps and gowns and walked down the hallways greeting younger students.

“From what I understand, it was a pretty big moral boost,” board member Vincent Salvione said.

Director of Elementary Education Lauri Kent said that during the event, state officials were on hand and were pleased to see the walk.

Graduating senior and student board member Olivia Danise said the event has gotten good feedback from participants.

“We got very positive feedback from adults, students and from teachers that we visited,” Danise said. “It was great to see all my old teachers, and I think everyone had a really good time.”

Middle School Principal Mark Batty said the event had an effect on his students.

“Those seniors came through and they were proud. Our kids noticed that,” Batty said. “It changed our building for the day, and it was a really great event.”

Principal Thomas Komp of Boulevard Elementary School said the event was outstanding. He said the event meant a great deal to the teachers as well, many of whom had taught the seniors now walking through their halls.

“It’s a great tradition, and I hope we can continue it forever and ever,” Komp said. “It was the best thing in the world.”

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