Children of every grade level lined Uplift Mighty Preparatory, 3700 Mighty Mite Drive, on Dec. 2, to cheer as 85 seniors, accompanied by kindergarteners, marched through the campus in the symbolic College and Career March tradition in Uplift Education network.

During the tradition, seniors walk across campus with a kindergartener, which symbolizes their K-12 journeys. At the end, the seniors drop their first college applications into a mailbox.

“Whatever that first step is toward their future, this is their symbolic start to putting that into action for everything that they’ve worked for  and that they’ve built,” said Amy Painter, the marketing, branding and design specialist at Uplift Education. “All the kids get into it and all the kids enjoy cheering for everybody.”

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...