The senior class of H.M. King High School in Kingsville will not be partaking in graduation rituals like thousands of seniors across the nation, however, thanks to some school board members, the class of 2020 will get to display their pride in their own neighborhoods.
Three members of the Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees gifted seniors at H.M. King High School with graduation yard signs. Nick Prado, Corando Garza, and Cory Garza handed out the free yard signs at Kingsville's Southgate Mall Monday morning. The signs read "Class of 2020" with the hashtag Brahma Nation.
The board members who organized the event say they wanted to show their appreciation to the seniors who were able to complete their last semester during this unprecedented time.
"We just want to say thank you..to our seniors for hanging in there," said Prado,"It's a tough time but they're showing their resilience and we're just so proud of them."
Seniors and parents who made it to the mall to pick up a sign were grateful for the gesture and a few even became emotional.
"This sign, I mean, it means at lot. Everybody is being so supportive of everybody cause, you know, during this time it's really hard - sorry - you know, it means a lot," said graduate Veronica Mendez.
"She was sad at first but then all this stuff coming out on social media about the signs and having some kind of parade downtown...she's starting to get her spirits up," said Cecelia Lopez whose niece is an H.M. King graduate.
It' not too late for students to get a yard sign if they weren't able to make it to the mall on Monday. Seniors can contact the school district to have one delivered to their homes.