Campbell County High School seniors visit where it all began with annual Senior Walk

05/29/2018 02:31 PM

ALEXANDRIA – As many high school students around Kentucky graduate or prepare to graduate, their thoughts look ahead to their futures.

For seniors at Campbell County High School, Tuesday was a day to reflect back on the road that brought them to where they are now. The students took part in the third annual Senior Walk when graduating seniors receive their caps and gowns and then get bused to the elementary school they attended to thank their teachers from the past and talk to current students.

Campbell County High School principal Adam Ritter says the event is beneficial to all parties.

“I think it’s a great thing that the students very early start to see kids graduating in caps and gowns, that that is the end goal of being in school, and it’s an exciting time for these seniors, but I also told the seniors you’re kind of like a mentor to each of those little kids.” Ritter said. “Every year you see teachers get very emotional and they kind of get teary-eyed when they see the kids coming through.”

The day was particularly special for the seniors who started as kindergarten students at Campbell Ridge Elementary, which opened in 2005.

Their class is the first one to graduate having started as kindergarten students at Campbell Ridge.

Campbell Ridge principal Tony Mazzei admits it was an emotional day.

“We’ve always called them the “O’Ridge’nals”, Mazzei said. “When they finished fifth grade here, they donated a bench to the school and it’s got their signatures on it. We have tiles in the courtyard that they made when they were kindergartners. It’s just neat to see it come all the way back around.”

The Campbell County High School class of 2018 is scheduled to graduate on June 4.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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