Students march down to mail college applications in Rochester
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - It is not too often that sending outgoing mail warrants a parade, drum corps and rousing cheers.
But on Friday, that is exactly what World of Inquiry School students saw and heard as they marched to mail in their college applications.
The students from School No. 58 marched to City Hall to deliver letters indicating their college choice. It is also a chance for the community, parents and local leaders to show appreciation for them - and for the students to give some love of their own back.
Students honored the people who have inspired them to excel throughout high school.
The annual march is a tradition that student often say they cannot wait to be a part of.
"I've been looking forward to this this since they did it for the first senior class and they did the senior march," said Niyah Thomas, one of the seniors who applied Friday. "I was like 'Oh, I can't wait to be up there and do that and be a senior.'"
"We are the fourth or fifth graduating class," said Erin Bell, another senior. "It's actually pretty exciting because our school started from only kindergarten and now we have excelled to be high schoolers."
Mayor Lovely Warren was on hand to shake each student's hand and hand out certificates to those who attended the ceremony.