Pierce County organizations are joining together to recognize PCHS seniors whose final school year ended abruptly last month due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

Better Hometown Blackshear (BHT) sponsored pole banners down Main Street for all spring sports’ program seniors whose banners won’t be displayed at the high school and who will miss out on Senior Night recognitions. The banners were hung downtown last week by city public works’ employees.

Seniors will get to keep their banners once they are taken down later in the year.

Pierce County High School Sound of Silver Band Director Bob Edwards and band parents are doing their part to honor senior members of the band, too.

They ordered a banner for Sound of Silver seniors that hangs at the Five Points intersection in Blackshear. 

“(This is) just a small way to say thank you to our Sound of Silver seniors for the last four years ... making Grand Champions in Mr. Bob’s final year as director,” says band parent John Ellis. “Congratulations seniors!”

Better Hometown Blackshear is also working on a billboard to recognize the entire 2020 Senior Class.

“We are working on something for the entire Class of 2020, because they are ALL worthy,” says Strickland.

Pierce County School Photographer Jennifer Johnson provided the photos for the banners. VIP Signs & Graphics printed the Sound of Silver banner. Pierce County Graphics printed the pole banners.