TWIN FALLS — The academic year for 2020 is coming to a close and for seniors in both high school and college, the long awaited graduation ceremony for many will not be taking place. However the town of Twin Falls is still doing the best they can to reward their students.
School counselor Lucy Wills partnered with the Twin Falls Education Foundation to raise money so that every single senior will receive graduation yard signs. The signs will be color- coordinated with that specific school's colors.
Since there are over 600 seniors in the area, the cost to make those signs was very expensive and donations from people all over the community are making this possible.
"“I’m overwhelmed with the support that we have received. I know this is a wonderful community and this just seals it. The class of 2020…you guys made it.”
In the event of a surplus in donations, the education foundation will allocate that money towards other means.
Executive Director of the Education Foundation, Stephanie Hudson stated “I would love to work with some of the representatives with the class of 2020, to understand where they would love these funds to be spent . Is that some sort of momento at the school. Is it something that can live on?”
School officials are hoping that these signs show the graduating class that the district truly cares about them and that they are extremely proud for all the hard work demonstrated these past years.
Eva Craner from the school district stated, "The Twin Falls School District is incredibly grateful for the support our community has shown the graduating seniors. The end of the senior year of high school is filled with milestones that will look very different for this graduating class. It is heartwarming to see the community come together in this way to recognize these students and their hard work! We are immensely proud of the class of 2020!"
Since graduation plans are still unknown many school officials hope the seniors can enjoy this moment as much as possible. Counselor Wills stressed that although this milestone may be missed, all of the the students are young and have a full life to live with plenty of other achievements along the way.