May 10, 2019
PACS Seniors Begin New “Last Walk” Tradition
As they head into the week before high school graduation, many in the Prince Avenue Class of 2019 are still reflecting on their special last day of school. The senior class was blessed with the unique opportunity to begin a new tradition at Prince. The Wolverine Last Walk was a day of memorable activities planned just for the seniors, and it proved to be a day they will never forget.
PACS High School Principal Jesse Owens explains that the purpose of the day was both to offer an opportunity for the school community to celebrate the seniors and their accomplishments as well as afford the seniors a trip down memory lane. “The school’s mission pillars were a focus of the day. With a reminder of their spiritual foundation as a starting point, the class’s accomplishments in academics, fine arts, and athletics were highlighted to allow the students have a chance to look back on this special time in their lives.”
The day began bright and early with the entire student body Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade forming a parade line on Prince Avenue. Seniors were greeted with encouraging signs and cheers from high school peers as well as younger students who have looked up to them during their tenure at PACS. Many hugs and high fives were given during this walk to the PABC Worship Center.
Once there, seniors had the opportunity to hear from different faculty members who reminded them of all that they had experienced and accomplished in their time at Prince. Surprise guests included beloved retired teachers from the students’ lower and middle school days, Mrs. Lavonia Hardman and Coach Richard Bell.
Students also laughed and cried as they enjoyed a video that included pictures of the class from years past. After the time in the worship center, the class traveled the campus, paying visits to the football field for break time, the Wolverine Gymnasium for the Senior/Faculty Basketball game, and the Pavilion for lunch provided by Chick-fil-A. The day concluded with a special prayer of blessing from Head of School Seth Hathaway.
Senior Will Todd said that the Wolverine Last Walk exceeded his expectations. “Our class felt loved as we walked to the church surrounded by the entire school. It was very cool to see the amount of people that have been impacted by the senior class.” Will explained that hearing from the different speakers was encouraging as they prepare for the next stage of life. “The last walk helped us leave the school with a great perspective on the many blessing we have had at Prince.”