The annual moving on up ceremony at Westminster High School usually happens as an assembly in the school’s gym, but this year, more than 150 cars took this celebration on the road. This end of year event is one of the most symbolic rites of passage for seniors who have worked so incredibly hard to complete their high school journey. This ceremony also symbolizes the advancement to the next level for students who are now one year closer to completing their journey.
With the help of the district’s transportation team, the high school mapped out nearly 50 miles of directions that were led by school buses. Teachers and staff split up into three groups to cover the eastern, northwestern and southern neighborhoods to try and see as many students as possible. The Westminster Police Department and Adams County Sheriffs' office also joined in to make this a safe event.
“We’re bringing the moving on up ceremony to you,” said Jesse Hernandez, athletic director at Westminster High School. “We’re going to be going in and out of the neighborhoods and we can’t wait to see you and celebrate all your accomplishments.”
Several families gathered on street corners and in front of other district schools such as Sherrelwood and Skyline Vista. Few were more excited than the class of 2020 that showed up with graduation decorations and yard signs.
Watch the video above to see how families and staff showed up to celebrate Westy students.