Kroger to celebrate graduates

ROANOKE, VA (WOAY) – Though the standard graduation season looks a little different this year, Kroger Mid-Atlantic has plans in place to celebrate all of it its associates who are graduating from high school and college this weekend.

The Division is designating this weekend, May 16-17, as graduation weekend. More than 100 stores throughout Kroger Mid-Atlantic will be helping associates celebrate the milestone in a number of different ways.

“Our graduating associates deserve to be celebrated and we’re happy that Kroger can be a part of helping associates celebrate their accomplishments,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “We’re proud of their hard work in school and we’re excited to have Kroger Mid-Atlantic’s first-ever graduation weekend for associates.”

In-store celebrations will include encouraging graduating associates to wear their caps and gowns during a shift, a cake or cupcakes for the store team personalized with the names of the graduates and displaying senior pictures on a sign at the entryway of the store. Graduates will also be recognized during team huddles and in announcements over in-store radio.

“If you see an associate in a cap and gown this weekend, be sure to congratulate them on their achievement,” added McGee.

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