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Graduating seniors visit former schools

Alex Doty • May 24, 2017 at 9:14 PM

Before Grand Haven High School graduating seniors head across the stage Thursday evening to accept their diplomas, the Class of 2017 took a trip down memory lane.

On Wednesday, seniors from across the community paid a visit to the places that many of their Grand Haven Area Public Schools journey began — their elementary and middle schools.

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The high school seniors were dropped off via buses and vans Wednesday morning to take part in the visits.

According to Grand Haven High School Principal Tracy Wilson, the visits occurred at all seven elementary schools, White Pines Intermediate and Lakeshore Middle School, and a parent donated a van to drop students off at Grand Haven Christian School.

Members of the Class of 2017 were dressed in their caps and gowns, and they walked the school halls to be congratulated by younger students and school faculty.

After the walk through the school, many seniors posed for pictures on playground equipment and near school signs, as well as with former teachers and classmates.

According to Wilson, all the buses and the van returned to the high school for one last walkthrough of Grand Haven High School as a class before commencement. The students entered through pod 3, walked the main hall to the rotunda, and out the front doors.

“It was a very moving event,” Wilson said.

Grand Haven High School's graduation takes place Thursday, with the ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

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