‘Full circle’: Former Kloefkorn Elementary students return for parade
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Kloefkorn Elementary School held its annual Kloefkornucopia parade Monday afternoon.
Principal Shayna Cook said it’s a great way to get the community and students involved and honor the school’s namesake, the late Nebraska educator Bill Kloefkorn.
His wife, 90-year-old Eloise Kloefkorn, was the grand marshal.
Cook said that was “super special.”
“We’re honoring everything that education meant to Bill Kloefkorn, and then we’re celebrating our year,” she said.
This year, for the first time, the staff brought back graduating seniors who went to Kloefkorn when it opened.
The students remember taking part in their first parade and loved being able to come back to do it one more time.
“It’s such a great moment,” Lincoln East senior Ella Swank said. “It’s very full circle, and it feels great to keep living out the school’s history and traditions.”