This week as Walla Walla High School seniors opened their front doors or looked out their windows they were surprised to see a bright blue sign posted in their yards honoring the Class of 2020. The yard sign idea came from the school’s Associated Student Body Leadership students, under the guidance of Adviser Arch McHie, who wanted to let seniors know they were appreciated and missed as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 400 signs were purchased from a local Walla Walla business and distributed by the students who carefully followed CDC guidelines for social distancing and safety practices. Students were given a route and traveled alone in their cars to post the signs with no interactions from their classmates. Principal Ron Higgins said they hit a grand slam as the feedback has been overwhelming.
“The timing could not have been better as we learned this week schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year,” said Higgins. “We feel terrible for our seniors who are missing out on senior prom, traditional graduation ceremonies and so many other aspects of school life. This was a little boost to let them know we are thinking about them.”