25 Aug Families Honor One Another with Billboards
When East Wake High School in Wake County, NC, adopted a policy that no longer names a class valedictorian, a proud father was determined to ensure his son was still recognized for his achievements. Gary Allmon purchased a digital billboard ad.
“Congratulations Josh Allmon,” the billboard read. “You will always be our valedictorian. East Wake Class of 2018.”
“East Wake High School and Wake County Public School Board may not recognize Josh’s hard work but we will,’’ Gary Allmon wrote on Facebook.
Allmon’s actions on behalf of his son earned national media attention, including the TODAY Show.
He told WRAL, “I just wanted to show my son there are people out there that really are proud of you, of what (he) did and accomplished.”
Families use billboards to shine a spotlight on great achievements and milestones in life, not only recognizing the individual, but also encouraging the community to honor and recognize their successes.
In Harker Heights, TX, Tracy Goodwin was shocked to find his father used a billboard to congratulate him for graduating high school.
Goodwin shared a photo of the billboard his dad arranged to Twitter, writing, “My dad put me on a billboard for my graduation. It’s lit!!” The billboard read, “Congratulations on your 2018 high school graduation, love dad,” and had a photo of Goodwin in his graduation cap and robe. FOX 29 in Houston covered the story.