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Lafayette High Parents Honor Their Seniors

​​​What started as a small idea quickly grew into 400 seniors picking up signs for their yards from Lafayette High on Thursday. Senior parent and PTO​ member Linda Bodker spearheaded the idea of putting signs in the yards of the graduating seniors as a way to recognize them in the midst of the COVID-19​​ shut down. 

“My heart is just breaking for them,” said B​odker, a parent of a graduating senior and member of the PTO. 

Bodker floated the idea of yard signs to a few parents,​​ and the idea quickly took off. 

Parent and PTO member Deanna Sherman said​, “At one point I sat at my kitchen table for eight hours taking orders. We just want to celebrate our kids.” 

That is when the decision was made that every student should receive a yard sign. 

Advantage Promotional Group provided the signs ​to the PTO ​so every senior​ could display one in their yard. 

The group distributed the signs with no contact, loading each car with a sign as they drove by. ​​

“It makes me happy to be out here doing this,” said Bodker.  "We are having a blast!”​​​​

The PTO also plans to sponsor a parade for the seniors on May 21 at 6:00 p.m. in Lafayette’s parking lot.