GHHS seniors visit their former schools

Krystle Wagner • May 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven High School seniors preparing for graduation took a final walk through their former schools Wednesday morning.

After the graduation rehearsal, the seniors visited their former elementary schools, Lakeshore Middle School and White Pines Intermediate School — where the schools’ current staff and students greeted them.

GHHS and Western Michigan Christian seniors visited Grand Haven Christian School.

As the former Peach Plains Elementary School students walked through the school’s halls, they received high-fives and hugs from the staff and children.

Former students presented Sue Ellen Leary with flowers and placed flowers in a vase for Carol Bauer, who will both retire at the end of the school year.

The seniors also remembered their classmates, Shelby Hardebeck and Carter Dyke, who died in 2012 and 2015, respectively. They visited the outdoor garden and classroom at Peach Plains that was dedicated in Hardebeck’s memory.

The school will soon have a chair in Dyke’s memory. When Dyke attended Peach Plains, he received the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Ross McBride Scholarship. Seniors Nick Beers and Jake Thayer helped coordinate the effort to honor Dyke.

The GHHS commencement for the Class of 2018 is tonight.

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