New River Intermediate celebrates 5th grade class by delivering shirts and yard signs

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – New River Intermediate in Oak Hill wanted to go show some love to their 5th graders on Friday, who will now be going on to middle school. 

Teachers, like Ali Quesenberry, drove around to all 235 students to drop off a yard sign and a shirt to commemorate their class.

“We just kind of wanted closure with them, to see them, because they’re 5th graders and they get to go to middle school next year, so when students come back in the fall, we’re really not going to be able to see them, or anything, so we just wanted to drive around today and see as many kids as we could and maybe bring a smile to their face,” Quesenberry said. 

Although they didn’t get the end-of-the-year celebrations like the big field trip they were planning, the 5th graders were still appreciative of the effort put in on Friday to celebrate their accomplishments.  

“It just makes me feel special that they’re trying to do something because the school year ended so fast, and that they’re trying to make us be happy even through this scary time,” Camryn Harris, one fifth grader, said.  

And all of the teachers’ names are printed on the signs and the students’ names are on the back of the their shirts. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.