Credit: Andy Chiang

My kids both go to Washington Elementary School, and all these kids have had a tough few years with COVID.

Washington Elementary School came together on Friday, April 22, to form a rainbow for Earth Day 2022. It was the brainchild of 6th-grade teacher Kaye Cantu, who wanted to celebrate in a big way after two years of living with COVID restrictions. Students and staff wore specific colors of the rainbow and stood in formation while parent Andy Chiang snapped pictures from his drone. Grateful to everyone who helped make this happen, Mrs. Cantu praised the students, staff, and parents for making it through two long years and hoped the rainbow would signify optimism for better days ahead.

It was no simple feat with 500-plus kids! Anyway, I thought this shot was amazing and such a message of hope.

This story has been updated. Lisa Acho Remorenko is the author of the Independent’s Adoptable Pets column.

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