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KELLER (CBS11) – Just a few days left before the first bell of the school year at Keller ISD and some soon-to-be seniors took part in what has become a tradition almost as popular as homecoming mums.

Handfuls of students at Central High School spent their last summer break afternoon painting and personalizing their own school parking spaces.

“Only seniors get to do it because it’s a privilege since we don’t have that many parking spots,” explained Taryn Neufeld who starts her senior year next week.

The students hit the pavement with rollers, brushes and buckets of paint. For many of them, the project is a way to portray their individuality.

Neufeld says she is in to astronomy and plans on depicting a galaxy with her initials on her parking space.

“It’s like what you can show people who you are and what you do,” said Neufeld.

The students paid $100 each to be able to pick a parking space and paint it to their liking.

The money raised will go straight into Central High’s fundraising coffers according to Keller ISD officials.

Students who were out painting their spaces say it’s also a way of bonding with their classmates.

“It’s fun because it brings us all together,” said Neufeld.

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