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Stowers Elementary salutes outgoing fifth graders, seniors

The first class of 5th graders at Stowers Elementary School in FishHawk Ranch are now high school graduates. To celebrate the occasion, more than a dozen of the graduates came back to campus to take part in the school's annual Clap Out ceremony. Photo courtesy of Arlett Crist.

The first class of 5th graders at Stowers Elementary School in FishHawk Ranch are now high school graduates. To celebrate the occasion, more than a dozen of the graduates came back to campus to take part in the school's annual Clap Out ceremony. Photo courtesy of Arlett Crist.

Stowers Elementary saluted its fifth graders as they headed to middle school and welcomed back high school seniors who comprised Stowers' first fifth grade class on May 25.

The "Clap Out" involved students, teachers and parents lining both sides of the sidewalk outside the school and the "graduates," both fifth graders and seniors, paraded through to the sounds of cheers. The Stowers staff has spent months tracking down the graduating seniors, who now attend Newsome High, Riverview High, Lennard High, Bell Shoals Academy and Plant City High School.

The graduates and their former teachers enjoyed a small reunion afterwards to reminisce over class photos and cupcakes.

Stowers Elementary salutes outgoing fifth graders, seniors 06/06/17 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 1:02pm]
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