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High School grads take nostalgic trip back to Flowery

Posted on June 2, 2023 by Sonoma Valley Sun

As the school year came to an end, Flowery School held its 12th annual “Senior Recognition Event,” as it welcomed back and honored its alumni seniors.

On their field trip to Flowery, 33 seniors attended a school-wide sing-along where they re-lived their elementary days singing some of the same songs they last heard seven years ago. The gathering included a slideshow that displayed the seniors’ kindergarten photos beside pictures representing their plans for next year such as colleges they’ll attend, professions in which they’ll be working, or gap year plans. Seniors and staff alike had tears in their eyes when the sing-along culminated in singing “The Flowery Pledge,” written by retired teacher, Bob Gossett.

A reception for the seniors, their family members, mentors, and teachers followed the sing-along. Afterwards, the seniors enjoyed recess outside with Flowery students playing old favorites like tetherball, basketball, soccer and jump rope. Swinging on the recently installed swings was a big hit — there wasn’t a swing set on the playground in 2016. 

Lastly, seniors visited the 4th and 5th-grade classes where Flowery students asked questions about going to middle and high school, how to make new friends, how seniors decided what to do next year, they’re favorite Flowery memories, and more. 

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