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Chief Stone Reflects On Annual Holliston Senior Parade

By Caroline Gordon 
The Holliston senior parade started as a way for Holliston High seniors to celebrate their graduation in a socially distanced way. 
However, the tradition remains three years later. 
Mathew Stone, Holliston police chief, said, “The seniors didn’t have any events during covid, so the police department and the high school worked together hand-in-hand and we figured we would create a safe parade for the seniors.” 
He said, “The police department’s relationship with Holliston High is excellent.” 
He added that the police force has a full-time school resource officer working in the high school, as well as a second school resource officer working in the elementary and middle schools. 
Stone recalled his favorite part of the senior parade being the names of the colleges the students were attending showcased on their vehicles. 
“It was nice to see the college and military choices the students were making,” he said. 
Stone explained that the senior parade has become a popular tradition because it is an event that celebrates the work the seniors completed during their final year of high school. 
He added, “The class of 2022 was very into it. They were excited to graduate. It seems like a close-knit class.”
Courtesy photos, Holliston Police Department Facebook page