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Covenant students, teachers say ‘so long’ to school year with parade

In the midst of COVID-19, Covenant Christian School in Troy did a positive thing.

Jeff Moore, school administrator, said the Covenant Christian students have missed their teachers and the teachers have missed their students.

“So, it was a very positive thing to bring the students and teachers back together if only at a social distance,” Moore said.

The parents were invited to decorate their cars and drive their children around the school loop as the teachers greeted them with waves and smiles from the school’s front door.

“We didn’t know how or if this would work because parents are being asked to assume the role of teacher at home in addition to all their other responsibilities,” Moore said. “We didn’t know if they would have the time but they made the time and decorated their cars with such imagination. The parade was a lot of fun and also inspirational.”

The Covenant Christian first- and sixth-grade students are burying a time capsule that will be opened in six years with items of interest collected during the coronavirus pandemic. The sixth grade is the highest grade at Covenant Christian School. So, Moore said, in six years, the students, who are now in sixth grade, will be graduating high school and the students in first grade will be graduating to high school. Both are highly anticipated events in the lives of students.

“It will be interesting and exciting for the students, their parents and teachers to look back on this very unprecedented year – this very different time,” Moore said. “We will look forward six years in hopes and with prayer for a better situation here and around the world.”