Oasis High seniors get special send-off

Credit: Oasis High School

Senior year is not wrapping up the way the Class of 2020 pictured it, which is why one Cape Coral high school is showing some love to its students.

It’s far from a traditional senior send-off, but in a show of solidarity and celebration, the principal and teachers of Oasis High School gave their graduates a special gift.

“Missing out on senior nights and award ceremonies, and sports is, it’s hard, but we’ll get through it,” said Emily McWilliams, a senior at Oasis.

“You try to not be upset for the kids because you try to be strong for the kids,” said Dr. Christina Britton, Oasis principal.

That’s why the administrators and teachers of Oasis delivered yard signs to each of the 142 graduation seniors’ homes.

“I was surprised to find it,” McWilliams said.

“I was really excited,” said senior Mackenzie Morano. “It was such a nice gesture by the teachers to do that, especially with everything going on.”

What may seem like a simple gesture speaks volumes to the seniors who had to adapt and overcome.

“You think seniors, they want to get out of here, this is great, they get to work from home, but that’s not true,” Britton said.

“We’re all in the same boat, so we’re all dealing with the same thing, and everything will work out in the end,” Morano said.

It’s the end of one chapter as seniors prepare to move on to the next.

“Everyone, stay positive, because I know it’s kind of hard right now, but we’re almost done,” McWilliams said.

Oasis High School is in the midst of coming up with plans to celebrate prom and graduation. The hope is to plan festivities for this summer.

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