On Avalon Drive in Brighton at the BCSD Motorcade: John with Gertie, Ruth atop Kim, 4/15/20 [Photos: David Kramer]
For years now, we’ve covered the Brighton Central School District. (SEE AT END)
This evening, the District outdid itself with a “Staff Drive Through Town to Say Hello” motorcade from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, undeterred by a light dusting of April snow. (see video)
Corner of Antlers and Avalon. In the background are John, Gertie, Ruth and Kim
A seemingly endless caravan — honking horns, waving arms, big smiles and decorated with signs such as “We Miss You,” “Stay Active,””Stay Strong,” and “Brighton Believes in You” — were cheered by (social distancing) students, parents, neighbors and friends.
A BCSD 6th grader and 4th grader. Guessing the taller one is the 6th grader.
The motorcade was a whole lot better than a ZOOMed virtual class. BCSD, stay safe and thanks for all you do.
Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College.
I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.
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