HISD senior “grad walks” help inspire younger peers 

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Cheers, chants, and high-fives echoed through the hallways at HISD elementary schools this week as high school seniors marched single-file past their younger peers – a tradition of “grad walks” that are gaining in popularity every year.

The walks were held not only to give the seniors a sense of pride, but to help inspire the elementary students to follow on their own paths toward becoming Global Graduates.

High schools that held grad walks this year include: Austin HS, Sterling Aviation HS, Northside HS, Sharpstown HS, Sharpstown International School, Wheatley HS, and Westside HS.

Nearly 11,000 seniors from HISD will graduate in dozens of ceremonies across the city starting today.