The mystery of where all the toilet paper has gone is solved. Kelly Withrow, the principal at G.E. Massey Elementary School in Lincolnton has been hoarding it to use as graduation gifts for the Lincolnton High School Class of 2020. In addition, six rolls of her private stash were thrown up into trees as decoration. The toilet paper that was hanging from the trees did not go to waste, however, it was used to wipe away tears as seniors filed through in their cars.

Of course, this was all done for fun and in this age of inadequate toilet paper supplies at grocery stores, a roll of toilet paper is a great gift. Each graduate who passed through the line was given a face mask, thrown a roll of toilet paper and then had their picture taken near the school rock.

Like with so many of the drive throughs held throughout the county to honor students, this may be the last time teachers will see these young adults who passed through their classrooms as youngsters. Hugs were not possible due to social distancing, but for those students who went through the line, they were honored in a way that only a school with two thespians on the staff could arrange.

As the students lined up in their cars, Joanna Underwood sang the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and as the students came through the line, Paige Rice announced their names and what college they planned to attend. LHS Band Director Josh Belvin played the trumpet and Neil Underwood played the drums.

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