BATAVIA — With 50 days to graduation, Batavia High School held a celebration for their seniors.

On Thursday, the Class of 2021 spent the entire day outside playing games, eating a picnic and ending the day with a parade to the other schools to be cheered on by younger students and meet up with old teachers. Paul Kesler, principal, said the school’s parent group also collected a lot of gift cards which the school raffled off for the students.

“We also celebrated decision day where they make pendants for what college they plan on going to or paycheck if they plan on going straight to work,” he said.

Jacob Long, Kameron Kuszlyk, Cooper Mattice and Jonah Epps said Thursday was a really fun day for them, especially since it was the first time in a year they’ve all been together in one place. The boys said the ability to hang out and see one another was a nice feeling.

50 Days to Graduation Celebration for BHS Seniors on Thursday May 6, 2021

In years past, the school would normally have a breakfast a hundred days prior to graduation. To allow for students to meet in-person, they decided to wait until the weather got warmer.

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