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Wylie High School principal Virdie Montgomey on a home visit with one of his senior graduates, Lauren Gurley

A Texas principal went above and beyond to make his senior students feel special.

Virdie Montgomery, principal of Wylie High School, spent 80 hours driving 800 miles over 12 days to 612 of his senior graduates, according to CNN.


With the help of his wife, Montgomery had a mission to visit each and every senior after looking at the calendar and realizing all the senior events had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re a pretty tradition-laden school,” he said. “These kids have seen everything that seniors before them got to do and man, they were just on the floor.”

The adventures usually started at 10 a.m. and wrapped up around 5 or 6 p.m., he said.

“Even now that I’ve done this, you still have that ‘what else can I do’ feeling, because I know how they feel, I know they feel like they’re missing out,” the principal said.

Montgomery created posted a collection of videos on Youtube after visiting all of his students. Watch below:

Montgomery also took to Twitter to share photos of himself with students:







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