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Texas high school's new senior tradition goes viral

Seniors customize their parking space ahead of school year

CADDO MILLS, Texas – For $50, incoming seniors at Caddo Mills High School could purchase a parking permit and the right to personalize their spot ahead of the 2017-2018 school year.

The initiative, announced on the high school's Facebook page in late June, brought about creative designs on the school's designated "paint day."

According to a handout posted to the school's Facebook page, students purchased their spot for $50 and were given one day to paint their respective spots.

Students used water based exterior latex paint to craft their personalized parking spots and are required to paint the spaces white at the end of the school year.

ATTENTION SENIORS OF 2018! A new senior tradition will begin this summer with our Senior Parking Lot Painting Party! ...

Posted by Caddo Mills High School-Official on Thursday, June 29, 2017

On paint day, students packed the parking lot -- bringing canopies for shade as they went to work on their respective masterpieces.

The school shared a series of photos of the progress students made on their parking spots to Facebook. The post was shared more than 76,000 times. Some students from other states expressed interest in bringing the idea to their own campuses.

Others said they wished the idea was around when they were in high school.

"This is awesome," one Facebook user wrote. "A great way for students to feel at home and special at a place of education. Love it love it love it. They shoulda (sid) did this at my high school maybe most woulda (sic) stayed in school."

Today was the senior paint the parking lot day! This new tradition allows seniors to claim their reserved parking spot...

Posted by Caddo Mills High School-Official on Monday, July 31, 2017

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