Thomas Sumter Academy holds parade for The Great 38


From the unknown and the bad can come good. They couldn't have the traditional graduation ceremony they hoped for because of COVID-19, but Thomas Sumter Academy's Class of 2020 started a new tradition on "The Hill" when the TSA community held a parade on Saturday for its graduating seniors. The seniors are now being called The Great 38 and have come together to create encouraging videos on social media, host a school trivia night online, hosted executive and class elections online and performed many other behind-the-scenes acts of kindness to keep this time in their lives upbeat and positive, said Eddy Hyder, director of development and executive student council for the Rembert-based private Christian school. "Our teachers have been just as amazing. They have kept all of our students moving forwarding and finishing strong," Hyder said. "Saturday was absolutely a good day."