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Year End Parade Prompts Enthusiasm, Badger Pride and Emotions


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The staff of Berkshire Local Schools offered a formal farewell for summer break earlier in the week with a special send-off parade for students and families. Held in the parking area of Kent State University-Geauga Campus, staff members from the Jr. and Sr. High organized in one area, while staff from Ledgemont and Burton Elementary created their own respective parade areas in another part of the lot. The Transportation and Board Office staff, including Superintendent John Stoddard, greeted parade participants as they entered and exited the facility as well. Graduating seniors had the opportunity to ride their tractors in the parade, as part of their annual tradition that was modified due to the coronavirus pandemic. Berkshire 6th grade students were officially applauded with the annual “Clap Out” by participating teachers. Parents, students and families in the District added to the excitement by pridefully decorating their vehicles with balloons and streamers, as they filed past their teachers who remained socially distanced in the parking lot. In all, the year-end parade was a fitting final celebration for the 2019-2020 School Year. Thank you to all who participated, and Go Badgers!

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