Last Day Of School At Elmhurst

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Jun 9, 2010 at 11:13 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Wednesday is the last day of classes for the more than 32,000 students in Fort Wayne Community Schools.

But it's especially bittersweet for kids at Pleasant Center Elementary and Elmhurst High School.

District leaders have decided to close the two buildings to shave millions of dollars from a budget deficit.

Elmhurst's class of 2010 is the last to graduate. The first, was in 1933.

A group of concerned parents and residents filed a lawsuit to block the move, saying students being moved to Wayne, North and South Side High Schools. Would not get as good of an education.

But students today were just focused on getting through the day.

Elmhurst Student Alex Baney says, “It's gonna be crazy. For real. People are going to be crying. It's just going to be off... it's an off day."

Elmhurst Student Alysa Dollarhite says, “It's not gonna be too fun with everybody getting separated. I'll try to keep in contact with everyone, but... we'll deal with it."

Elmhurst's graduation will be at the Memorial Coliseum Friday night.





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