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Owen Seniors Walk the Halls
Owen Seniors Walk the Halls
Posted on 05/23/2022
After a two-year hiatus, Charles D. Owen High seniors once again got their chance to proudly walk the halls of their former schools.By Tim Reaves
BCS Communications Department

After a two-year hiatus, Charles D. Owen High seniors once again got their chance to proudly walk the halls of their former schools.

In their traditional Senior Walk, the seniors paraded past younger students who cheered and held congratulatory signs throughout the Owen District. They high-fived the cheering crowd and reminisced as they took selfies in front of old class pictures.

“The senior walk was what I was looking forward to the most since the start of senior year,” said senior Zeke Grabowski. “It means a lot to me to go back and walk the halls we used to walk when we were younger and see how far we have come from last being there, through success and failure. This showed me that you can do anything if you stick to it.”

School Counselor James Rumbaugh said the Senior Walk creates an opportunity for seniors to be proud of their accomplishments and be recognized for it.

“They are truly the heroes of the Swannanoa Valley for a day,” he said. “We haven't had the opportunity to do this since 2019. A benefit for the younger students is to see the seniors and all the ‘big kids’ coming through their halls and looking forward to their chance to get to senior year.”

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