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Seniors drive through for caps and gowns

They came for a cap and gown.

They left with much more.

Davie County High School seniors last week returned to the school to pick up their caps and gowns – ordered long before the coronavirus caused the governor to cancel in-school classes for the remainder of the school year.

They drove by in cars. As the cars wound around the parking lot, so did teachers and staff members, friends and family members – all shouting words of encouragement, holding signs and ringing bells.

Each student also received a yard sign proclaiming a proud Davie High 2020 graduate lives here. They also received a Chik-Fil-A sandwich.

Superintendent Jeff Wallace called the event a way of celebrating their accomplishments.

“Davie County Schools has a really positive story to tell and that is one of community, trust and love in this time of adversity,” he said. “It’s a really important lesson we can share with our students.”