Miltona fifth graders say farewell
Parents of Miltona Elementary students organize a graduation parade.
Miltona Elementary usually celebrates the graduating fifth graders with a student-teacher egg toss and a school-wide meeting, but those were cancelled this year because of the pandemic.
Two parents, Andrea Sonju and Katie DeGier, planned an alternative gathering.
The Miltona Fire Department, teachers, families, bus drivers and community members drove past the fifth graders for a graduation parade June 2. They were lined up six feet apart on Main Street, and each student received a diploma, balloon and gift bag.
“They were overwhelmed with emotions,” Sonju said. “They shed some tears, laughed and were so excited to see their classmates and teachers.”