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TPS Foundation supporting 2020 graduating seniors

Toledo Public Schools has jumped on the trend of 'adopting-a-senior' to show them how much they're appreciated as the year comes to an end.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools is honoring its entire 2020 graduating class in a special way during this pandemic. You may have even seen it across social media.

Toledo Public Schools Board Member Sheena Barnes said she wanted to make sure every senior got a personal celebration from the community after she saw the 'adopt-a-senior' trend on Facebook.

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Starting at the end of May, each graduating senior will get a small bag delivered to his or her front porch.

To raise money for the initiative, TPS is selling shirts through Friday, May 22, that say, "I support the class of 2020."

"You can buy one of the 11 shirts for our schools. We have locations and it can represent your alumni, it can represent what school you root for or just the colors you like. You can wear that shirt proudly and that donation will go toward our seniors," Barnes said. 

About 1,500 seniors will receive a graduation gift.

Barnes says being able to do this shows our community's creativity to come together and celebrate during a crisis.

You can find buy the shirts to honor your 2020 graduation seniors here.

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