Graduating seniors from South Kitsap High School get the star treatment when they return to Sedgwick Middle School, their old stomping grounds, for a welcoming visit June 11. The Class of 2019 seniors visited their respective former middle schools throughout the district for a final farewell and a warm welcome from the current students there. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Graduating seniors from South Kitsap High School get the star treatment when they return to Sedgwick Middle School, their old stomping grounds, for a welcoming visit June 11. The Class of 2019 seniors visited their respective former middle schools throughout the district for a final farewell and a warm welcome from the current students there. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

A final farewell to South Kitsap schools

Graduating seniors receive a congratulatory welcome at former middle school

PORT ORCHARD — Graduating seniors from South Kitsap High School got the star treatment when they returned to Sedgwick Middle School, their old stomping grounds, for a welcoming visit June 11.

But the return visit to the land of the Generals wasn’t a one-off trip down memory lane. The hallways of Cedar Heights and Marcus Whitman middle schools also were revisited by graduates this day, as well. The Class of 2019 seniors visited their respective former middle schools throughout the district for a final farewell and a warm welcome from the current students there.

Former Sedgwick Middle School alums and graduating South Kitsap High School seniors walk through a gauntlet of congratulatory Sedgwick students June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Former Sedgwick Middle School alums and graduating South Kitsap High School seniors walk through a gauntlet of congratulatory Sedgwick students June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Sedgwick Middle School teacher Janine Chalmers high-fives returning middle-school alums and now graduating South Kitsap high-schoolers. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Sedgwick Middle School teacher Janine Chalmers high-fives returning middle-school alums and now graduating South Kitsap high-schoolers. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Former Sedgwick Middle School alums and graduating South Kitsap High School seniors walk through a gauntlet of congratulatory Sedgwick students June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Former Sedgwick Middle School alums and graduating South Kitsap High School seniors walk through a gauntlet of congratulatory Sedgwick students June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

South Kitsap High School graduates prepare to enter their old middle school building during a group visit on June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

South Kitsap High School graduates prepare to enter their old middle school building during a group visit on June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

South Kitsap graduating seniors line up for photos before walking the student gauntlet at Sedgwick Middle School on June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

South Kitsap graduating seniors line up for photos before walking the student gauntlet at Sedgwick Middle School on June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Former Sedgwick Middle School alums and graduating South Kitsap High School seniors walk through a gauntlet of congratulatory Sedgwick students June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Former Sedgwick Middle School alums and graduating South Kitsap High School seniors walk through a gauntlet of congratulatory Sedgwick students June 11. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

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