ESCANABA - Thursday was the last day of school for students at Lemmer Elementary School, and for third-grade teacher Mr. Robert Buckbee, his last day as a teacher. Buckbee is retiring after nearly 21 years in the Escanaba School system. Part of Buckbee's daily routine for school is to stop at the homes of some of the students, who he then accompanies to school. Yesterday, however, he had a special surprise when he opened his door: students and coworkers were waiting outside to accompany him to school.
Mr. Robert Buckbee Buckbee, in orange poncho, and his crew are greeted at the front of the school by more students and staff. (Daily Press photo by Holly Richer)