Traditionally, 8th graders leaving middle school have a promotion ceremony and a dance to mark the transition to high school. With Trevor's school distance learning from March through the end of the school year, it was impossible to hold in-person celebratory events at the end of the year. Instead, the school put together a virtual promotion video. Over the course of three days, the principal, vice principal, and yearbook advisor visited every 8th grader to congratulate them and take a socially-distanced photo in the front yard. These photos appeared in the promotion video.
Nothing about the end of the 2019-2020 school year was ideal, but it certainly is memorable. I am so grateful to the teachers and administrators who went the extra mile to help the students have the best possible experience during a really challenging time. Hats off to Ms. Dinwiddie, Mr. Nelson, and Ms. Kling for their dedication and devotion to their students at B. Gale Wilson. We appreciate you and will miss you.