As you may or may not have heard, Burns Middle School principal Dane Ferguson has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  Staffs at Burns Middle School and Apollo High School were recently informed about his positive test.  Now, students, faculty and staff are rallying to show support for their leader.  Students of the school have organized a caravan/car parade that will take place this afternoon.
The effort is lead by Nolan Johnson.  Nolan, is my friend Jeff's son, and Jeff reached out to share the news about the effort.  Nolan, who is a BMS 6th grader, has organized a car parade this afternoon for Mr. Ferguson and he's encouraging everyone to join and "make 'Get Well' posters, decorate cars . . . anything that will encourage him."
The plan is to have everyone meet at 2pm in the parking lot of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  There, they will lineup for a caravan that will pass through Woodland Ridge, which is Mr. Ferguson's neighborhood.
Of course, Nolan wants to remind everyone that it's necessary to follow social distancing guidelines.  Because of those restrictions, all individuals are asked to remain in their cars the entire time.  As Nolan says, "We want to have fun, but also stay healthy!"
And the sentiment behind the caravan today is tremendous.  "Mr. Ferguson encourages our families each school day by standing and waving to us as we arrive.  It's our time to stand up for him, wave and encourage him on during this challenge."
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