Casper Facebook group honors 2020 seniors

Hayley Jackson shows some of the gifts she received from her "adopted" parents.

CASPER Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) A group on Facebook grew to over two thousand members in just a few weeks. The group admin, Tara Harris said she wanted it to be a place where members of the community could honor high school seniors and provide a random act of kindness.

“Kind of overnight switched from this doom and gloom attitude about what was going on in our lives and we decided to do something about it,” Harris said.

She adds this group grew more than she thought so she decided to bring in moderators. Angela Ourth, a moderator, said everything about being a part of it was rewarding.

“This is unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of locally. I’ve been a part of some groups nationally and we have each other’s backs but you ever get to meet them in real life,” Ourth said.

Parents up their seniors up for adoption on the page and parents adopting them could give the senior notes or gifts.

Ourth added they had to stop allowing people into the group because there weren’t enough seniors to adopt.

One adopted senior said she’s inspired by their generosity and wants to pay it forward.

“I would definitely do this just for the happiness and motivation that it’s brought to me. I would definitely want to bring this feeling to someone else in the future,” said Hayley Jackson, a senior graduating from Roosevelt High School.

Serenah Plorin, a senior graduating from Kelly Walsh High School, is attending the University of Wyoming in the fall and is grateful for the things she needs for college from her adopted parents.

Some of the moderators in this group are also parents of seniors and they said they’ve seen this group unite cross-town rivals, created an outlet to reconnect with people in the past and gave them a new friendship.