Weeks before the parade PMA teacher Coral Ruggiero delivered congratulatory signs to her students and posed for selfies, following social distance protocol.
A very upbeat contingent – the faculty of Pine Meadow Academy — stood on the corner of Spring Street and Center Street, as the Project Inspire Windsor Locks High School Graduation Parade made its way through local streets on June 10. They were there to cheer on the 12 graduating Windsor Locks seniors who attended PMA – a school within the Windsor Locks District that serves 29 students in grades 10 to 12.
“The kids did great, pushing through,” said Robin Anderson O’Brien, coordinator of the program, referring to the challenging circumstances of closed school buildings and remote learning this spring, due to COVID-19.
Coral Ruggiero, another member of the faculty, said that the PMA staff had delivered hand-made signs to the homes of the graduating seniors, and taken socially distanced selfies with the each senior in May.
School social worker Rachel Frank and her furry companion Jerry await the Windsor Lock Graduation Parade on June 10.
Program coordinator Robin Anderson Obrien waves to her Pine Meadow Academy students who graduated last month.
The rest of the Pine Meadow staff cheer on Windsor Locks High School graduates.
By Laura Hayden