Community celebrates high school seniors
By BRIANNA KWASNIK
With the fate of traditional in-person graduation ceremonies up in the air, some people in the community wanted to make sure the graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 knew their hard work was appreciated.
One by one, they began “adopting” them.
Facebook pages popped up for “Adopt a Senior Charlotte County,” “Adopt a Senior DeSoto County,” and “Adopt a Senior North Port/Venice.”
The pages are a place where parents can post a photo of their child with information about that student and where they go to school, list their accomplishments and their plans after graduation.
Someone would comment or message the parent that they’re interested in “adopting” the student.
Then, the “adopter” would be expected to write a handwritten note to the graduate, letting them know how proud they are of them for all of their accomplishments. They may also include a gift for the student. Some have ranged from balloons, to care packages full of snacks, or yard signs.
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