WHS Takes ‘Senior Walk’ at Tibbals Elementary
On May 17, school busses carrying Wylie High’s graduating seniors arrived at Tibbals Elementary School for the district’s annual “Senior Walk.” Wearing full regalia, each graduating senior took one last walk through the doors and down the halls where it all began. As posters were held by children and teachers, the sound of cheering and high-fives soon echoed throughout the building. Tibbals Tigers expressed their unwavering admiration for the young men and women who worked hard to maintain excellence through the course of their education.
Tibbals Elementary principal, Jamie Fletcher, happily explained, “I love that Wylie ISD found such value in this event to make it a tradition every year as a part of our final Wylie Way Day, ‘Day of Celebration.’ It is a wonderful, tear jerking moment to watch these young adults walk the halls where their educational career began. It is truly a full circle moment and an honor to not only be a part of, but to lead our staff and students in celebrating them for this accomplishment.”
Wylie High principal, Virdie Montgomery, proudly said, “The impact of these senior walks can be seen on the expressions of those elementary kids when the seniors walk their halls. It can also be seen in the teachers who have had some of them when they were in elementary schools right alongside the parents of the seniors who want to capture this moment. It is a feel good event that is uplifting and marks a great time in our lives. It also gives a snapshot to the little Pirates as to what a WHS senior looks like. They are on that road and one day as it always does….it will be them walking these hallowed halls.”
As each graduating senior boarded the bus, beaming with pride, they soon headed back to Wylie High for the remainder of the school day. Overflowing with happiness, the graduating seniors seem to fully understand the inspiration their success has given to young students. Aidan Gardiner is this year’s valedictorian and Troy Sargent achieved the honor of salutatorian. Commencement exercises for Wylie High’s Class of 2019 will be held on May 25 at Allen Event Center.