Fox Lane High School Celebrates Seniors with Cap and Gown Car Parade
Fox Lane High School hosted its first-ever Cap and Gown Car Parade for the senior class Tuesday, setting the stage for a special drive-in Graduation Ceremony to be held June 23 at the Jefferson Valley Mall lot. Planning is also in the works for an on-campus diploma ceremony that follows state-mandated social distancing guidelines.
This parade could not have happened without the hard work and cooperation of senior class officers, their advisors and parent liaisons.
“It was so affirming and wonderful to see our seniors arrive on campus, their campus, in many cases with parents and family in their cars with them, to the applause and cheers that they have earned and so deserve,” said Dr. Joel Adelberg, Interim Superintendent. “Can’t wait for graduation!”
Students were encouraged to decorate their cars, honk their horns and bring the whole family to the car parade. They drove into the Fox Lane campus, which was decorated with balloons, banners and lawn signs with each senior’s name. Making their way around the bus loop, students collected their cap and gowns and a few extra goodies like a t-shirt and student-designed graduation invitation, all while waving to staff and administrators who lined the loop. There was even a DJ, a photographer and Ben and Jerry's Mt. Kisco on hand to add to the celebratory feel.
“The teachers, administrators, staff and parents laughing and having fun, the students’ faces lit up with smiles, and the genuine gratitude that came from every senior that drove through the parade line was evidence that the day was a success,” said senior class advisor Amy Pirro.