Parade honors Class of 2022

Published 10:31 am Friday, May 6, 2022

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For the third year in a row, a senior car parade for the graduating class of Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) is being planned.

Friends and parents of the Class of 2022 have organized the procession that will be held on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 11 a.m. at R-H.

Students will be gathered with their decorated vehicles at R-H and drive throughout the county while citizens wave and cheer them along the way, concluding the parade at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.

“Seniors are getting to experience most if not all of the previous senior events and milestones like prom, senior trip and graduation that had been canceled due to COVID the last two years.” parent Holly Skelton said. “We were going to discontinue the event this year since it had been a somewhat normal school year, but several members of the senior class reached out to ask if we were still planning it as they had watched their friends and former schoolmates participate the last two years and were patiently waiting their turn to participate in this new tradition of the Senior class.”

The senior car parade started in 2020 as a way to allow the community to recognize the seniors and have the spotlight since many events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.