Houlton seniors return to their roots
Houlton Middle-High School 2019 graduates, from left, Jamie Brown, Taylor Cowan, Davan Thornton and MacKenzie Fitzpatrick lead the way from Southside School to Houlton Elementary School where many of them started their RSU29 career in pre-k. (Contributed photo/Karen Donato)
HOULTON, Maine — Houlton High School graduates began their week of graduation festivities with a school bus ride to Houlton Elementary School and Southside, where many of the students began their education 14 years ago.
Students in both buildings lined the halls with letters and posters for the big kids dressed in their caps and gowns. They were so excited to see some of their friends that they had shared a bus ride with, now ready to leave the RSU29 school family.
HES kindergarten teacher, Susan McMann, left reacts to seeing her former student, Lauren Swimm, far right. Swimm was a kindergarten student at Wellington School in Monticello when McMann taught there. (Contributed photo/Karen Donato)
HES kindergarten students waited patiently for the senior class to make their way down the kindergarten hallway. Many had made posters for the occasion. (Contributed photo/Karen Donato)