On Friday, seniors from each of the 3 high schools will hop on 25 busses for a trip to their respective elementary and middle schools.
“They’re actually going to go back to where it all began dressed in their caps and gowns to walk the halls,” communications specialist, Natalie Hurd says, “and kind of take a walk down memory lane.”
Hurd says they’ll also inspire the younger students who will watch them walk through the halls.
“They’ll be giving those students a glimpse of what their future will look like,” Hurd says.
It’s called a graduation walk and it’s a new trend that districts are implementing across the country. Many say it helps to boost graduation rates.
The walks in Medford will take place at 9 a.m. this Friday.
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She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.