8th-grade grads ‘distant, still together’

Eighth grade “grads” Lillie Stepp (left) and Haley Ross celebrate their promotion from the back of a red truck driven by Lillie’s dad, Jack Stepp. CMS STAFF PHOTO

Like their high school counterparts, this year’s Creswell Middle School 8th-graders couldn’t “graduate” with their friends, with their traditional ceremony and parent-sponsored party.

Still, while maintaining social distance with individual promotions, the 107 members of this class were still together in their hearts.

It was a sentiment reflected in their promotion ceremony theme, “Distant ... But Still Together,” and . . .