COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WYTV) – Columbiana High School’s soon-to-be graduates visited their old stomping grounds on Friday morning.
They walked down the halls of Joshua Dixon Elementary, dressed in their caps and gowns, greeting their old teachers and also showing the younger students what they have to look forward to. There was a lot of laughter and tears when the graduating students saw the teachers that helped start their student careers.
Retired teacher Amy Johnson said it was fun to see her former students all grown up. She taught about 15 of the students.
“The thought that now they’re so much older, so grown up, they’re going off into the real world and you just want the best for them, so a lot of emotion today, definitely,” she said.
This is the first year that the district has held the event. It was held to encourage younger students to strive for good grades so that they too will graduate one day.
There are 78 Columbiana graduating seniors this year. Their commencement is this Sunday.