Senior Caravan Celebration: Route & Guidelines for May 23

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Seniors are invited to participate in a come-and-go Beam Signing event at Melissa High School after the caravan. Click here for more information.

Join our community celebration of the Melissa High School Class of 2020! The community is invited to celebrate our seniors by watching the Senior Caravan Celebration on Saturday, May 23, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m., as the graduates travel by car through Melissa ISD neighborhoods.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, the caravan will be rescheduled. We hope to make that call by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Please look for updates on the senior website, as well as the Melissa ISD and Melissa High School social media accounts.

Caravan Route & Community Information

The caravan will travel through The Villages, Hunter’s Ridge, Liberty, and North Creek, and it will pass by Creek Crossing, Magnolia Ridge, Hunter’s Creek, and Brookside. (Note: Seniors will not be tossing candy or other items.)

This year, the Class of 2020 Senior Caravan is replacing the traditional Senior Walk at Melissa elementary schools. We encourage all Cardinal families – especially those with students in elementary school – to help celebrate the Class of 2020 by watching the caravan from their front lawn and cheering on this year’s graduating class, while maintaining a social distance from others and staying safe.

If your home is not located on the caravan route, you are invited to watch by parking your car along the route. Possible locations are along Cardinal Drive, Washington, Liberty, and Acacia.

The caravan route is 11 miles long and is expected to last approximately an hour. Please see below for a map of the route, as well as estimated arrival times.

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Open the Caravan Route in Google Maps

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Below are the approximate arrival times for the lead car in the Senior Caravan.

10:00 a.m. – Start @ MMS & Cardinal Drive
10:10 a.m. – Cardinal Dr. & Fannin
10:20 a.m. – Fannin & Hwy 5 Red Light
10:30 a.m. – Washington & Patriot
10:40 a.m. – Liberty & Throckmorton
10:50 a.m. – Milrany & Hunters Run
10:52 a.m. – Caravan Ends at Milrany & Hwy 121

Senior Information & Caravan Guidelines

Cars can begin lining up for the caravan at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Melissa Middle School, located at 3150 Cardinal Drive. Please enter through the north parking lot by the portable buildings. Cars do not have to line up in any particular order.

Senior RSVP Form for the Caravan

Caravan Guidelines

  • Seniors, please RSVP for the Senior Caravan using this form.
  • Seniors should dress in their graduation gown (cap is optional).
  • Seniors are encouraged to ride in a convertible.
  • Only one senior per car, unless there are multiple graduates from the same household.
  • The senior must be the passenger of the car, driven by a parent or guardian.
  • The senior can ride in the back of a truck, but must stay seated at all times.
  • Candy-tossing is not permitted.
  • Please obey all traffic signs and drive safely.

During line-up, each senior will receive a complimentary magnetic sign from MHS, as a keepsake and to place on your vehicle during the caravan. The sign will feature the senior’s name and photo.

Senior Car Sign

An example of the senior magnetic car sign.



Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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