BATH TOWNSHIP — If you check out the lawn of Bath High School, you’ll notice giant pictures of 103 of the 104 students who are graduating this weekend.
Midwest Electric decided to honor the seniors and their achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two-foot by three-foot signs were designed by Fultz Sign Co. and paid for by Midwest Electric.
They feature the graduating senior’s 2020 yearbook photo, their last name, the school’s Wildcat mascot and the verbiage “Class of 2020.”
“We’re a local company, we’re owned by our customers we’re closely tied with our communities,” said Matt Berry, CEO of Midwest Electric. “So this just made good sense for us to try to do something to give back. Bath schools is one of our largest consumers and so the Bath Township, Bluelick, the whole surrounding area, is really important to Midwest and it just made a lot of sense that if we can do something to help these kids try to get through this difficult situation, we’re going to do what we can to help out.”
The idea for the signs came from David Waltmire, business development coordinator with Midwest Electric.
“We’ve seen some signs in the community saying, ‘Congratulations’ and all this, but I felt I wanted to make it a little bit more personal. I wanted to get that color picture on that banner, and that way they can take that home for their own graduation party and just to keep hanging in the garage or the shop or whatever, a little bit of keepsake,” said Waltmire.
Superintendent Rich Dackin was impressed with the effort to recognize this year’s seniors.
“This is awesome. It’s a great way for Midwest Electric to honor our seniors at this time and they do a lot, obviously being with a co-op with them. They provide scholarships, cash back, they really pay it back and so they’ve got a hold of me about wanting to help out our seniors in this time and it looks very nice. We’re appreciative,” said Dackin.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.