Mitchell Class of 2021 Senior Parade was held Wednesday afternoon

MITCHELL – The long-held tradition of a senior parade was held on Wednesday afternoon for the graduating class of Mitchell High School Class of 2021.

Stasha Stroud and Jeremiah Martin are ready to graduate this year.

It was a fun day of excitement, smiles, and a great day to be with friends and reflect on the final hours of being a high school student.

This was a resilient group of students already facing the challenges of a pandemic, taking courses from home instead of in a classroom setting, and preparing for the challenges of what lies ahead of them.

Many enjoyed the moment before it’s time to go to college or enter the workforce. On Wednesday, the group went past the Mitchell Junior and Senior High with well-wishers greeting the seniors along the parade route.

Mitchell School Resource Officer Rob German leads the MHS Class of 2021 on Main Street in Mitchell Wednesday

Mitchell School Resource officer Rob German led the procession that proceeded downtown toward Burris or Hatfield Elementary Schools, where most began their educational experience.

Maddie Lynch joined her classmates on Wednesday. ” It is good to be out of the house and with friends,” said Lynch.

Maddie Lynch, front passenger seat, joins her class during the senior parade on Wednesday

Lynch faced her own challenges, following a car accident in January of this year.

WBIW spoke to many students which all had new, exciting and different goals to set and strive toward.

Cameron Wright stated that post graduation he will enter into the workforce before attending his school of choice, Ivy Tech specializing in IT courses.

“I am just surprised I made it, I just thought I would never graduate,” Macguire Butterfield who plans on attending the University of Evansville to study to be a physical therapist.