Olivia L’Italien of Chelmsford, a Dental Assisting student, waves with a wistful smile.

Before Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s recent two-day graduation ceremony, the school held a car parade around the Westford campus, with seniors being driven through and staff members waving to them.

Reilley Wheeler of Billerica, a Veterinary Assisting student, waves to Nashoba Tech staff.
Guidance Department staff members Melissa Gilgun, left, and Jessica Lamond are on hand to wave goodbye to seniors.