This has been an unprecedented year for high school seniors. School districts are working hard to give the seniors the best and most socially distant send-off they can. Bus drivers from two different school districts came up with a fun way to honor the Class of 2020.

Windsor bus drivers gave a special salute to the senior class May 8 using 22 buses to spell out, “2020” in the Windsor Central High School parking lot.

Senior Bus Tribute

In addition to spelling out “2020” with buses, the drivers also wrote the names of each Windsor senior between the buses.

“We wanted to show them we care. It’s our way of saying goodbye and letting them know they aren’t forgotten,” said Windsor bus driver Nancy Flanagan. “They grow up with us. They first get on our bus when they’re four years old.”

Bus drivers from the Lovelands City School District in Ohio also had the same idea.

One of the district’s long-time school bus drivers, Lisa Moorhead, brought the idea to the Chief Information Officer, Susanne Quigley. After reaching out the Jim Barret the high school photography teacher who was able to implement a drone to take the aerial shot. 

Moorhead along with a team of drivers moved 22 buses to the high school parking lot. It took two hours to create the formation.

“Some of us have been around long enough to transport these kids since Kindergarten and some of us have only been working with the district for a few years, but the one thing we all have in common is the love for our students.  This is a huge accomplishment and anyway we can show them some love, we will do it.  So here’s to the Class of 2020.  Your bus drivers are proud of all of you,”said Jennifer Bloom Bowman, a bus driver for the district.


—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Windsor Central School District


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