By Gene Galin
Pittsboro, NC – Robyn Allgood of M2 Graphics and Robyn’s Nest and Heather Johnson of Chatham Business Services started the “Adopt a Chatham County High School Senior” project in 2020 because they felt they needed to find a solution for senior families that wanted to do something special for seniors that were missing out on a traditional school year.
Heather Johnson points out “the group on Facebook, Adopt a High School Senior Chatham, is actually focused on community members adopting a high school senior so that they can surprise them with special kinds of different surprises through these last few months of their senior year.”
This is a community effort that connects hundreds of graduating seniors with community members throughout Chatham County.
The first bunch of 100 signs are printed, delivered and available for pickup to Chatham Businesses Services last week. Heather will continue to place orders for printing in batches of 100. Last year approximately 1,300 signs were distributed celebrating graduating seniors from high school and colleges.
This year’s placards were designed by Heather’s son Ollie, who is a high school junior. The placards are available for all the high schools in Chatham County and feature their colors and logos. The double-sided signs are $25. Folks can also purchase 2021 Senior T-Shirts in their school colors at M2 Graphics.
Information on how to do this is located on the Adopt a High School Senior 2021 – Chatham County, NC Facebook Page
- Senior families: Post about your senior with little bio and pictures, whatever you are comfortable with. Put *Not Adopted* at top of post.
- We will assign the topic “Seniors waiting to be Adopted” so that people can find them easily. Folks can adopt more than one, and a Senior can have more than one “Adopter”!
- Once Adopted edit post to *Adopted*. We’ll pull them out of the list. Please do not delete post still want to celebrate them.
- Adopting: please pick out a Senior to ask to adopt. Please check topic *Seniors waiting to be Adopted* and the list will populate. They are listed oldest to newest. You can also scroll through news feed. Then start communicating.
- SIGNS and SHIRTS: Chatham Business Services LLC will have the wonderful Senior Signs again and M2 Graphics, LLC. will have the clever shirts with your Senior’s school colors again! Adopters can also have the option to purchase a sign/shirt for the Senior but certainly NOT required! Shirts will be $10 and signs are $25, double sided, 18×24 and include a wire.
M2 Graphics and Chatham Business Services are both located in downtown Pittsboro and they are open for business during the traffic circle construction project.