HOLMDEL, N.J. - Holmdel High School Seniors experienced something quite incredible on the morning of Thursday, June 22.The Holmdel High School Class of 2017 donned their caps and gowns and journeyed back in time. 

They traveled together by bus to the four different schools that they attended over the years. From the Village School (grades PK- 3), to Indian Hill School (grades 4-6), they retraced their steps from many shoe sizes past!

The memory lane tour included the  William R. Satz School (grades 7-8) and back to the Holmdel High School. 

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Retracing such steps is an experience that will  last forever. Imagine walking in a hallway at about 5 years of age and, in the blink of an eye, as a young adult.

Elen Barlev, a graduating senior and Student Representative to the Holmdel Board of Education said at a May meeting, "I think it's going to be a really nice event and a great tradition."  Quite right indeed.

Also referenced in a press release from the schools was a reflection from the Superintendent. "I can't think of a better way for all of us to congratulate our graduating seniors and to celebrate the end of a school year during which we worked tirelessly on our district goal  of increasing student engagement, challenge and excitement."

The children in all of the schools lined the halls with signs, clapping and sending well wishes. Many special moments included students seeing their former teachers and catching a glimpse (or a hug) from a sibling making the same journey.

The memory of going back to where their own futures began is a powerful memory to take forward as they embark on the next step of life's journey. 

The Senior Walk, a new Tradition in Holmdel Public Schools, began today.

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