LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the youngest college students, heading into college every day can typically be a bit of scary. That is why it could actually actually assist to have a smiling face greet you as you stroll in – particularly if it is one other scholar.
9-year-old Tanner Ray is a part of the Security Patrol at Roy B. Kelley College in Lockport. He stands exterior the kindergarten door day by day to say good morning.
“I open the door, stand out in entrance of it, and I give the little kindergarteners high-fives,” stated Tanner.
He takes his job critically as a result of he is aware of what number of of those youngsters really feel.
“I had a tough time in kindergarten,” he stated.
Years in the past this assured child would get a bit of unhappy when it got here time for college. His mother stated it was laborious for his total household, and he or she is aware of how different mothers really feel.
“Once you put them on the bus and also you they’re taking a look at you with tears of their eyes it makes you’ve got tears in your eyes as properly,” stated Tanner’s mother Melissa. “Watching him get on the bus – and take a look at you actually unhappy out the window.”
Now that he is in fourth grade, and used to going to highschool every morning, Tanner spends his time serving to different youngsters who would possibly really feel a bit of scared.
“Someday a child got here in crying, and I gave him a excessive 5 – and he got here into college blissful,” he stated.
Among the youngsters get actually into the greetings. Others are nonetheless a bit of shy. However the principal says it is greetings like these that assist make college a optimistic place for the littlest minds.
“The children are actually making an effort to make them really feel snug, making them a part of our group,” stated principal Heather Walton. “The older college students actually is usually a function mannequin.”
Tanner says he hopes what he does each morning leaves the kindergarteners with a superb feeling.
“I hope they’re actually blissful and so they have a superb day, and so they’re smiling for the remainder of the day,” he stated.