The Bradford Area High School class of 2020 may not have been able to walk down the aisles of the auditorium for their graduation commencement, though they have symbolically been joined together in front of the high school, thanks to the hard work of students involved in the National Honor Society.
Under the supervision of NHS advisors Jeff Weiss and Jan Russell, roughly 25 students worked diligently together on their “2020 Graduation Procession” project. The resulting display, which took about three weeks to complete, consists of over 170 “stick people,” each one representing a graduating senior.
“Each stick has the face of a graduating senior and includes icons depicting the specific activities in which the student participated,” explained Russell.
Due to restrictions, students could not work on the project together. Instead, each student picked up materials and cut out the various parts at home. After all materials were completed, they were stapled to the wooden stick and placed in a “procession,” which according to Russell, expands quite a ways down the road.
Many students have visited the procession, some even taking selfies with their cut-outs.
Community members are invited to view the project, which will remain up until Friday when the students come to pick up their diplomas.