Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high school graduations for students across the country and the globe have been cancelled, including the graduation ceremonies for seniors right here in Santa Rosa Beach at South Walton High. In a gesture of kindness and caring, Matt Christopher, father of graduating senior, Chelsey, decided he would undertake having photo banners printed for every one of the school’s 178 graduating students. Christopher has been in touch with the Florida DOT to seek permission to display the 2’ x 3’ photo banners on stands lining the north and south bound side road areas of Highway 331.
“I have access to the students’ yearbook photos and it is my desire to try and get these photo banners completed as soon as possible so our students can feel like they have had a ‘graduation’ day,” commented Christopher. “We are almost half-way to our $2,000 gofundme.com goal and I feel confident we will reach it thanks to the support of parents and the community. There will also be an official drive-by ‘graduation’ for the South Walton High students on May 21, with a drive through the sports stadium at the school. I certainly want to have the photo banner signs in place at that time.” To contribute in any amount, visit gofundme.com and search South Walton High on the home page. For further information, contact Matt Christopher at 813-924-6457 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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