Twenty-seven former South Colby Bobcats walked the halls the day before their high school graduation on June 14 held at the Tacoma Dome.
Earlier in the year, a video went viral of students walking through their former elementary school in cap and gown to show students from their alma mater how hard work can pay off. After the success of the “Tunnel of Hope” welcoming students to a new year of school, SKSD Superintendent Michelle Reid wanted to do something similar. Therefore the “Tunnel of Success” was born.
Students of South Colby Elementary lined the halls with signs reading, “You did it!” and “Congratulations!” to cheer on the graduates walking down the hall. Former teachers began cheers of, “Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat!” and the students continued in chorus.
As they high-fived the current students and hugged their former teachers, the graduates were all smiles as they celebrated their accomplishments.
The South Kitsap graduates will walk across the stage 7 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome June 14 into the next phase of their lives.