Nearly 450 DHS Seniors to Participate in ‘Graduation Walk’ – But Isaac Soto is a First

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Student is First in His Family to Graduate

Isaac Soto is counting the days until graduation. He has worked hard on his academics and is in the class’ top 10, he’s a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society and he participated in the Skills USA welding competition.

Isaac Soto

Isaac Soto

Isaac is also one of more than 400 graduating seniors who have volunteered to participate in a new tradition at Duncanville High School: a graduation walk. Seniors are returning to their elementary schools to encourage the younger students to focus on their grades and become graduates themselves.

“I think it will be pretty cool. You get to walk in the halls again like when I was little, thinking ‘Wow. I used to be here and now I’m about to leave’,” Isaac said.

Going back to visit Bilhartz Elementary School, where he attended kindergarten through fourth grade, makes him feel nostalgic.

“If that ever occurred to us when I was that age, I would have gotten pumped up,” Isaac said. “I would have been like, I want to be there too and would have pushed harder.”

Isaac’s graduation marks a historic moment in his family. The youngest of four children is the first to finish high school with plans to attend college.

“My mom didn’t get to see anyone else graduate,” Isaac said. “I wanted to make her happy.”

One Response to Nearly 450 DHS Seniors to Participate in ‘Graduation Walk’ – But Isaac Soto is a First

  1. Great job Isaac! I remember you in my class when you were a 9th graders! Best of luck!

    Avalenzuela
    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm