McNary seniors take one final step on campus

May 7, 2020

With high school coming to an unexpected halt for seniors, it’s time to prep for graduation. On May 7th, seniors took one final step on campus to clean out their lockers and receive their cap and gown. McNary staff worked to create a way in which all students were able to get what they need while maintaining cleanliness. 

Nolan Bryant, a graduated senior at McNary high school, shared his thoughts while entering campus. 

“All of the staff were wearing a combination of face masks and gloves as well as checkpoints stationed throughout the process to keep everyone organized,” he said. “Students never had to leave their car unless they had walked there in the first place, which helped keep social distancing guidelines. Additionally, all seniors were given specific times to come in to keep numbers down.”

While the safety of staff and students remains as the top priority during this pandemic, the emotions of being on campus for seniors was ever present. 

 “I’m glad I got the time I had as a senior, though going back today made me think that there was so much more I could have done,” he said. 

“I was really looking forward to the end of the year senior festivities. Many of my friends graduated last year and seeing them having a good time made me look forward to being able to do it myself,” Bryant said. 

“I had many unique classes this year, and I’m sad I didn’t get to finish them,” he continued. “I had created long term goals that I won’t be able to finish this year, one of them being the spring book drive I helped put on with the library staff.”

“Just seeing the outside created the same feeling of when a goodby goes unfinished,” he said.