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Hartford Union High School seniors bring back graduation walk | By Elena Rettler

Hartford, WI– Students at Hartford Union High School organized graduation walks for seniors at their old elementary schools.Senior

This is the first time graduating seniors got to walk their old halls since 2020. 

“It’s really fun to go back to my elementary school and to just see all the teachers and how it has changed on the inside,” senior Weston Jaeger said. I haven’t really been here that much besides volunteering but I just really think it will be cool to see how Lincoln has changed.”


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Seniors had the option to participate in this event and were able to see former teachers, staff and classrooms.

“Just to see teachers I’ve had in the past and just to relive my childhood basically,” senior Brady Senkbeil said. “This is what you get to look forward to just coming back and having fun.”


Having this event in the community gives elementary kids a core memory and people to look up to.

“When our little kids see this they are inspired by what you guys are doing and it puts a face to a process,” Principle of Lincoln Elementary Neil Hanlon. “To see you guys in caps and gowns coming back to the place it all started, it’s huge. It just resonates.”

With school almost being over Jaeger plans out his future and his career goals.

“I am going to UW Eau-Claire and playing football there,”Jaeger said. Ï will be studying exercise science after I hope to become a strength and conditioning coach for a professional sports team or a college team.


Hanlon offered graduating seniors advice for their future and about the road ahead.

 “It is a long journey and now for you [seniors] it’s beginning,” Hanlon said. “Whatever you do, find something you enjoy. It’s all about making yourself better and what I am proud about for you guys is that you inspire the people around you.”

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