South Aiken Baptist Christian School is a 3rd to 12th grade school with only 18 graduating seniors saying goodbye to friendships and traditions.
“I’ve enjoyed all of it and it’s definitely been for the better and I’m looking forward to the next step,” says Adam Buchanan a graduating Senior:.
This is the 10th year of this senior walk and the principal says this tradition initially started with just three students. Principal Tonya Bryant says seeing the seniors walk inspires the younger students to one day do the same.
“We’ve really built our high school and it’s just exciting when one more classes passes through.”
But the students are not the only ones making new strides. Melanie Ferguson is the varsity cheerleading coach and she says her students have taught her a life lesson.
“I have to be just as brave as they are. They have always done exactly what I have asked them to do, now it’s my turn to kind of step out and be brave and bold and do something I’m afraid to do and leave what’s been our home for the last ten years.”
And for one teacher it breaks a tradition between her and her son.
“I’ve taught here 13 years, I started when he was in 5K and he’s come by my room to see me for 12 years, so it’s going to be a little different,” says Cara Leverette.