2020 Graduating Seniors - Adopt One Today!

Date:  May 5, 2020 

There are many wonderful things in life that we can adopt.  We can adopt a child or a family for the holidays or anytime.  Adopting is not just simply taking them in but more importantly treating them just as if they were your own family.

On April 24, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina K-12 public schools would continue with remote learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Students are still able to continue with their studies and finish out the academic year but the classrooms remain empty, along with soccer and football fields and gyms. Seniors may not walk across a physical stage this year but another platform has arisen amidst the COVID-19 challenge to celebrate the 2020 graduating class.

Adopt a 2020 Senior Dare County Edition Facebook Page was created by a Manteo High School Alumni, April Hawkins Ball, charging participating parents with their very own homework.  Parents were asked to provide details about their graduating senior, whether it be a favorite color, coffee shop or hobby or their plans for college.  The information is shared on the Facebook page so that the community can “adopt” a Senior and gift them with things like cards, flowers, and other fun items but most of all with support and love. 

“We are extremely grateful for all of our community partners that are participating in the Adopt a Senior Program. This parent-organized initiative is another example of how our gracious, caring, and supportive community continues to value our schools,” stated Keith Parker, Ed.D., Digital Communications and Middle School Director.  Seniors graduating in 2020 may not walk across a stage this year but they can walk into their future knowing their community is there for them every step of the way.   

For more information on Dare County Adopt a 2020 Senior, please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1456816147822860/.

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