On June 9, Milford High School seniors began lining up at the school before 5:30 PM in decorated vehicles for their last drive through town as a student. The Milford High School Senior Cruise has been a tradition in the town for as long as anyone can remember, although there are no details to indicate when the event first began.
Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cruise was moved from its traditional noon start time to 6:00 PM on the senior’s last day. Feedback regarding the changed time was positive and the school decided to continue with the later time for the 2021 senior class as well.
With Milfordians lining the streets, some parents of graduating seniors and some simply members of the community who want to recognize this big accomplishment, the students began by circling the Milford High School campus at 6:00 PM. They then exited the campus, following Church Street where they circled Benjamin Banneker Elementary School’s campus. Leaving Banneker, the caravan drove down Walnut Street, then Southeast Second Street to Lulu M. Ross Elementary’s campus where they circled the campus of that school as well as Mispillion Elementary.
Graduation was scheduled for June 10, but due to forecasted inclement weather, the district chose to postpone the event until June 11 at 7 PM in Brigg’s Stadium. The ceremony will be postponed until June 12 at 10 AM if the weather is still inclement on Friday.
All photos courtesy of Milford School District.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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